firefox 2 plugins in FF3 beta5

Many of you who will be working on firefox 3 beta 5 will be having problem’s to configure the plugin’s coz they are not compatible with firefox3b5,

YOU Don’t Need to wait til the official release you can try on your own that are the really not compatible with ff3b5

=== rest of the section is not for fainthearted people ===

The plugi’s of firefox are provided in .XPI package.

This xpi is nothing but a zip file renamed.

so to view the content of the plugin’ just change the extension to zip from xpi.

The extract the file in a folder and look for a file named “install.rdf”

This is the file that need editing

 Pasting a sample install.rdf from sparky – an alexa plugin 

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF:RDF xmlns:em=""
<RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mozilla:extension:file:"
em:package="content/" />
<RDF:Description RDF:about="rdf:#$qOePo2"
em:maxVersion="2.0.0.*" />
<RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mozilla:install-manifest"
em:name="Alexa Sparky"
em:creator="Derrick Pallas"
em:description="Alexa Internet Statusbar Sparkline"
<em:targetApplication RDF:resource="rdf:#$qOePo2"/>
<em:file RDF:resource="urn:mozilla:extension:file:"/>

The lne to check out is already highlighted

em:maxVersion="2.0.0.*" />

This minVersion is the version number below which it will not install and maxVersion is the upper limit

To make it running on FireFox3 Beta 5 change the above lines to

em:maxVersion="3.0b5" />

After this just recompress the folder and rename it with extension xpi.

and open it in firefox to install it.

more examples of such edit includes firebug and scribefire.

all three plugin are working fabulously on my pc and i keep using them around 12hrs a day so that can count to the stability issue.

7 thoughts on “firefox 2 plugins in FF3 beta5”

  1. … or, get the “nightly tester tools” extension and disable version checking. Tada! 😉

  2. Looks quite tricky and useful but comments came as ‘It does not work’ please verify it quick and let me try.

  3. Or you can use about:config (in your FF adress bar) and add:
    extensions.checkCompatibility boolean false

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