The Flagfox 4.2.2 update released today has a couple minor but important things in it that I might as well mention here.
First and foremost, this update is required for all users of Firefox 18.0 and later as well as SeaMonkey 2.15 and later. The API I was using to check to make sure Flagfox didn’t do any DNS requests it wasn’t supposed to when behind certain proxies went away. I’ve switched to using the async API instead of the now removed sync one. This supports all older application versions currently supported so nobody should notice any change here. It might be possible that users with more complex proxy setups on their network might’ve been having some issues from using the sync API but I’ve never gotten any complaints about the performance here. I’m pretty sure these users were likely to be getting a message from Flagfox saying it couldn’t work behind the proxy as set up, anyway.
The other notable change in this update is a switch to HTTPS for the following default actions:
- McAfee SiteAdvisor
- SSL Checker
- Google (search within current domain)
I’ll consider updating more actions to use encryption in the future as sites add support. As SPDY increases in adoption I’m hoping we’ll see many more sites served over HTTPS with SPDY, but for now pretty much only Google supports it.