Posted Thursday, 04 March 2010 at 02:07 by Andrew Liu
Tagged: gadgets | mozilla firefox | web applications | web development
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Webtop have modified the permissions for DevBoi so that it now installs correctly on Mozilla Firefox 3.5. The original authors of Devboi don't seem to keep it up to date very often, and whenever Firefox update their version numbers, it complains that DevBoi is not compatible. This is not entirely true; it simply does this as a safety precaution. As part of developing an XPI file (an add-on file for Mozilla Firefox), a developer needs to identify which versions of Mozilla Firefox the add-on is compatible with. Of course, the original developers of DevBoi never (and indeed most developers of XPI files) don't think too far ahead, and program their extension to be compatibile only with the latest version of Mozilla Firefox. So when Mozilla decide to update their software, every add-on developer needs to update their configuration files in their XPI file.
I guess the original developers of DevBoi don't spend too much time on this project (it is, after all, freely available). I've updated this 2 or 3 times now, for myself, and I guess its time to update it for the rest of the web to use as well. Otherwise, developers like myself won't have this great little tool available to them. And believe me, its a very handy tool for web development! Kudos to the original authors (I think its Martin Cohen) for developing this in the first place!
Download DevBoi 0.5.2 (mod by WebTop) for Firefox 3.5.
Click here for the official website of the DevBoi project.