Add-on Update Checker Version History

45 versions

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Version 1.13beta9 61.4 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

More code cleanup. Tooltip gets reset less often. 'Available Updates' page should only open once. Right-click on toolbar icon should not open default menu. Disabling updates to userstyles also stops AUC from update checking userstyles. Right-clicking toolbar icon should open the last page you were on in the Add-on Manager unless there are updates present. Then the 'Available Updates' page will be opened. Options dialog should only open once when opened from the Add-on Manager.

Version 1.13beta8 62.5 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

Lots of code cleanup. Added a timer. 30 seconds after the last update check returns, the icon and tooltip is set (in case an error stops that from happening.) If you don't want spoofing to alternate between current and spoofed version, set extensions.UpdateAddon.AlternateSpoofing to false in about:config. Icon should stay in the correct state when moved or added, or options are changed.

Version 1.13beta7 58.4 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

If you have a spoofed version set in about:config, AUC alternates between your current version and spoofed version on the timer. So if you entered 7 and are running 10 it will check 10, 7, 10, 7... The icon is now not set until update checking is complete. Before, the icon could get set, but the tooltip wouldn't show up until checking was done and if there was a network error it may never show up. The door hanger notification now uses the AUC icons and can be re-shown by clicking the icon and is not removed by clicking on 'Not Now', the 'X' or page content. Added a menu entry to door hanger to hide this notification since you can only have one notification shown at a time. Door hangers hide automatically when you change tabs or locations. Door hangers don't work well with the option to show the 'Available Updates' page since the url bar is hidden on that page and that's where the notification anchor is. Disabled the door hanger option in the options page for Thunderbird. Thunderbird has the popup notification module, but it does not seem to work even when installing add-ons etc. If it gets support, I'll enable it. Hopefully fixed default right-click menu showing when it should not have done so.

Version 1.13beta6 54.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

Adds a hidden (about:config) option to spoof version of Firefox to check for updates (useful for nightly testers.)
extensions.UpdateAddon.SpoofVersion
I recommend setting that string to 6 or 7
reset the entry to go back to checking for the actual version of Firefox you are using. This can create problems if you are not using Add-on Compatibility Reporter or setting Firefox so you can install incompatible add-ons, otherwise they will install, but be immediately disabled since they are not compatible.

Version 1.13beta5 54.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

Beta 5: everything from earlier. Changed when the 'Available Updates' page is opened. Now opens only after all checks are complete to fix report of multiple openings on multiple updates available (should have been automatically blocked, but wasn't.)

Version 1.13beta4 54.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

Beta 4: earlier fixes, plus hopefully fixed problem with userscripts.

Version 1.13beta3 54.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

beta 1 and 2 changes, plus made title bar menu a "split menu". Changed icon's menu type - back to click on icon checks for updates, right-click opens 'Available Updates' page.

Version 1.13beta2 52.2 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

beta 1 changes plus, fixed icon problem and popup notification not closing properly.

Version 1.13beta1 52.2 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

Added title bar menu. Added sub menus to check for updates, install updates, open Available Updates page and restart. Added option to show door hanger alerts when updates found. Option to automatically install updates. Option to automatically restart after updating add-ons if needed. Removed localizations only for the beta since strings may change before I release it. Red icon signifies updates installed, but restart needed.

Version 1.12 51.2 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

Loads less of the add-on at start up to not slow application load time as much. Removed types from options and is now checking for all types instead of just default. This should make it possible to receive updates for things like user styles and user scripts. Added a "blacklist" box. Anything you don't want checked for updates, put the names in the box separated with a comma. A space on both/either side of the comma is optional.

Version 1.10 55.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

Added hidden preference to blacklist add-ons you don't want checked for updates in about:config:
extensions.UpdateAddon.BlackList
separate add-on names with a comma ",". Leading and trailing space is automatically removed internally. Should not be case sensitive (everything is changed to lower case internally.)

Version 1.9 54.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

Fixed a problem with tooltips if multiple extensions reported back at the same time (hopefully.) Fixed a problem with altering options from default and then manually checking for updates would check multiple times.

Version 1.8 54.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

Added some locales. Added extension name to all locales. One overlay for all applications.

Version 1.7 53.2 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

DEFAULT SETTING CHANGED. No longer set to check for updates on start up - option still available. Added tooltip with add-on name and new version of updates. Fixed timer. It could run twice in the first time period in certain circumstances. New options dialog. Added locales.

Version 1.3 38.9 kB Works with Firefox 3.7a5pre and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later, Thunderbird 3.3a1 and later

The time last run is now stored in about:config so the timer will not be reset if application is closed and re-opened. Green icon for theme found, blue for anything else, or green/blue for both. Defaults to 24 hours between checks - for new installs only, check your settings if you want to change it.