Flagfox 6.1.9 update released

Flagfox 6.1.9 for Firefox 60+ has been released and is available for update and download from AMO.

Flagfox 6.1.9 changelog:

  • IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for December 2018
  • Improved favicon prefetching to allow for longer timeouts on startup

If the browser/system/connection was a bit strained, favicons could fail to be prefetched on first start because the timeout was short, sometimes resulting in default icons being shown when actual icons could’ve been downloaded and cached. I’d much prefer to not have to put my own timeouts on things, or even have any prefetching here, but the WebExt API was not designed with the ability to progressively load icons (like was trivially possible in the past; you may have sensed a pattern, here). Mozilla finally updated their API recently to allow icons to be updated after menu creation, though there’s not really a good way to switch to doing this whilst still supporting the current Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release), which of course is never supported with API fixes. It’s fine for now, I guess.