New Introduction to Mozilla Firebird Articles Explore Extensions and Browsing History

Sunday October 26th, 2003

Morten W. Petersen writes: "Kay Frode has create two new articles on Firebird, covering installation of extensions and use of the browsing history.

"We've also received a Dutch translation of the first two parts of the Thunderbird introduction, making the Thunderbird series available in 5 languages! Any comments? Thanks.

"P.S. We're always looking for more translations."

#1 Upgrading Extensions

by leet

Sunday October 26th, 2003 3:21 PM

Can I just install a new version of an extension to upgrade it?

#2 Re: Upgrading Extensions

by morphex

Sunday October 26th, 2003 4:25 PM

I just installed an experimental release of the Google Toolbar on top of the stable version, so I'm guessing that's the way you should upgrade extensions, yes.

#4 Re: Upgrading Extensions

by jedbro

Sunday October 26th, 2003 6:04 PM

Not always. In thoery you should ALWAYS un-install an extension before upgrading.

In practice, installing a new version over an old should work fine, and does for most extensions. Where the crap happens is when an extension has a major overhaul and the overlays change etc. Then you usually get bugs or malfunctions when installing over an older version.

In general I would say you can, and do so. But be sure you check the authors recomendations. Or if upgrading an extension doesn{t work, then uninstall and

#5 Re: Re: Upgrading Extensions

by bzbarsky

Sunday October 26th, 2003 9:51 PM

> In thoery [sic] you should ALWAYS un-install an extension before upgrading.

Doesn't that involve having extension un-install actually be possible? Or are we being _very_ theoretical here?

#6 Re: Re: Re: Upgrading Extensions

by mlefevre

Monday October 27th, 2003 7:59 AM

If you want to be guaranteed not to have conflicting files, you would have to delete everything, and then reinstall Firebird and reinstall the extensions...

It's fortunate that this doesn't often happen in practice, but the fact that it's possible in theory (and does actually happen sometimes) sucks.

#7 Re: Upgrading Extensions

by morphex

Monday October 27th, 2003 9:01 AM

Is there some sort of Extension uninstaller/upgrader on the way?

#3 Windows Longhorn IE 7.0 screenshots

by NXprime

Sunday October 26th, 2003 5:42 PM

Popup blocker Download Manager Extendtions Manager

Um looks like Microsoft is getting a clue bigtime.... in about 3 years :)