My addon "No Alt Text" (as one example) only works in Thunderbird versions 3-5 although it still works in current versions of SeaMonkey. However I am concerned that the new "compatible by default" system will accidentally enable compatibility for my addon in new versions of Thunderbird. It was suggested that there is a way for AMO to force incompatibility in these cases. Related addons: "Edit Custom Size Image" only works in Thunderbird 3-5 and SeaMonkey 2.0-2.2; "Live Bookmark Enabled" only works in SeaMonkey 2.1-2.2
You can use the strictCompatibility flag for this: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/install_manifests#strictCompatibility
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
That's only useful for new extensions, not ones already on AMO.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Not really, you can upload an update that includes that flag, and the add-on will be marked as incompatible as long as users have the latest version, which should cover the majority.
If a user running Thunderbird 8 already has that installed, they won't get the upgrade (because it will be incompatible). Additionally the strictCompatibility is addon-wide, where in this case the addon really wants it only for Thunderbird (would add that ability, but it would make things a lot more complex). So in this case, I'd recommend adding a compatibility override.
Assignee: nobody → jorge
Status: REOPENED → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → 6.3.7
Blocked: No Alt Text 0-0.1 on Thuderbird 6.0a1-* Live Bookmark Enabler 0-0.1 on SeaMonkey 2.3a1-* Edit Custom Size Image 0-0.1 on Thuderbird 6.0a1-* Edit Custom Size Image 0-0.1 on SeaMonkey 2.3a1-*
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago → 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.