Locate extensions I have not explicitly supported in Firefox 2

Without first installing  Firefox 2  Release Candidates or
Firefox 2 when it becomes available,    do I have the means
of quickly checking all of my extensions with an extension or
other automatic means to see which extensions are not supported
so I can check them out ahead of time.

It seems to me that this should be easy to check if the maxVersion of Firefox is stored
with the extension,  as I don't mess with changing versions to force anything to run.
If not I can look up each extension on their home pages.
-- 
David McRitchie,  Firefox customizations/extensions notes, see
 http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm



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David McRitchie wrote:
> Without first installing  Firefox 2  Release Candidates or
> Firefox 2 when it becomes available,    do I have the means
> of quickly checking all of my extensions with an extension or
> other automatic means to see which extensions are not supported
> so I can check them out ahead of time.
> 
> It seems to me that this should be easy to check if the maxVersion of Firefox is stored
> with the extension,  as I don't mess with changing versions to force anything to run.
> If not I can look up each extension on their home pages.

Not sure whether it's an easy or not but you may try it :

Goto Tools>extension. update all extensions.

now Goto Firefox profile folder > extensions .

every folder under 'extensions' folder will contain a file named 
'install.rdf'
open it in any notepad. look for this entry 
'em:id="{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}'
under this line , look at the 'em:maxVersion'
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Nir
10/12/2006 2:47:06 AM
Nir <nir.sen@hotmail.com> wrote in
<news:Zv2dnTVqDcY8MbDYnZ2dnUVZ_vednZ2d@mozilla.org>:

> David McRitchie wrote:
>> Without first installing  Firefox 2  Release Candidates or
>> Firefox 2 when it becomes available,    do I have the means
>> of quickly checking all of my extensions with an extension or
>> other automatic means to see which extensions are not supported
>> so I can check them out ahead of time.
>>
>> It seems to me that this should be easy to check if the
>> maxVersion of Firefox is stored with the extension,  as I don't
>> mess with changing versions to force anything to run. If not I
>> can look up each extension on their home pages.
>
> Not sure whether it's an easy or not but you may try it :
>
> Goto Tools>extension. update all extensions.
>
> now Goto Firefox profile folder > extensions .
>
> every folder under 'extensions' folder will contain a file named
> 'install.rdf'
> open it in any notepad. look for this entry
> 'em:id="{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}'
> under this line , look at the 'em:maxVersion'

I use enough extensions to make looking at all of them annoying.
With a UNIX-like system (I'm using cygwin), this will grep out
the names of the ones marked ok for Fx 2 or 3:

$ cd [path to profile directory]/extensions
$ grep -Pl '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name\|<.*>\|\"\|>\|=//g' | sort

To get the ones /not/ for 2 or 3, use the L switch instead of l
with the first grep.

$ grep -PL '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name\|<.*>\|\"\|>\|=//g' | sort

This assumes grep was compiled with PCRE support, only because I get
frustrated with POSIX expressions.  It also assumes that Firefox is
the only app which has versions 2 and 3;  I think the only trouble
would be if an extension were marked for Thunderbird 2 or 3 but not
Firefox, which seems unlikely.  AFAIK, the other apps which use
extensions (Flock, SeaMonkey, Netscape, etc.) do not have versions
2 or 3.

Here's the output of the ones I have installed which are already
updated for 2+:

Adblock Filterset.G Updater
Adblock Plus
Add Bookmark Here
All-in-One Gestures
ColorZilla
Duplicate Tab
FlagFox II
Flashblock
Forecastfox
Greasemonkey
Html Validator
Image Zoom
Image-Show-Hide
InfoLister
JSView
LinkChecker
Menu Editor
Pearl Crescent Page Saver Basic
Platypus
ReloadEvery
Sage
Save Image in Folder
Save Link in Folder
ScrapBook
Simple EMbuttons
Style Sheet Chooser II
Stylish
Tab Preview
US Department of Homeland Insecurity Idiocy Level
User Agent Switcher
Validaty
View Source Chart
Web Developer

And here are the ones not updated so far:

Aardvark
About site
Bookmark Backup
Bookmark Sync and Sort
Bookmarks Synchronizer
Bookmarks' Full Titles
ChromEdit Plus
Copy Plain Text
Delicious Delicacies
Favicon Picker
Find in this Selectbox...
ListZilla
Live HTTP Headers
Modern Pinball
Mozilla Archive Format
Options Window Options
Page Info Button
Print Preview
Screen grab!
Slim Extension List
Sort Bookmarks
SwitchProxy Tool
Tab X
Tabbrowser Preferences
TargetAlert
Thumbs
middleclicknocollapse
undoclosetab
x mod

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ISO
10/12/2006 5:27:58 AM
�Q� <boxcars@gmx.net> wrote in
<news:MrQ985A4BE441ECitsmeitsQ@QsFQDN.dyndns.org>:

> With a UNIX-like system (I'm using cygwin), this will grep out
> the names of the ones marked ok for Fx 2 or 3:
>
> $ cd [path to profile directory]/extensions
> $ grep -Pl '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name\|<.*>\|\"\|>\|=//g' | sort
>
> To get the ones /not/ for 2 or 3, use the L switch instead of l
> with the first grep.
>
> $ grep -PL '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name\|<.*>\|\"\|>\|=//g' | sort

I just realized if some extension has the string "name" in its name,
that would be stripped from the output.  These should be better:

$ grep -Pl '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name=\|name>\|<.*\|\"//g' | sort

$ grep -PL '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name=\|name>\|<.*\|\"//g' | sort

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ISO
10/12/2006 12:05:14 PM
David McRitchie wrote:
> Without first installing  Firefox 2  Release Candidates or
> Firefox 2 when it becomes available,    do I have the means
> of quickly checking all of my extensions with an extension or
> other automatic means to see which extensions are not supported
> so I can check them out ahead of time.
>
Doesn't Firefox show you the list of incompatible extensions when you
check for updates and it finds an update? I'm not sure if it checks for
extension updates first, so you might need to check for updates in the
extension manager first to get better results.

Nickolay

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Nickolay
10/12/2006 2:32:30 PM
�Q� <boxcars@gmx.net> wrote in
<news:MrQ985A48190F74DitsmeitsQ@QsFQDN.dyndns.org>:

> �Q� <boxcars@gmx.net> wrote in
> <news:MrQ985A4BE441ECitsmeitsQ@QsFQDN.dyndns.org>:
>
>> With a UNIX-like system (I'm using cygwin), this will grep out
>> the names of the ones marked ok for Fx 2 or 3:
>>
>> $ cd [path to profile directory]/extensions
>> $ grep -Pl '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name\|<.*>\|\"\|>\|=//g' | sort
>>
>> To get the ones /not/ for 2 or 3, use the L switch instead of l
>> with the first grep.
>>
>> $ grep -PL '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name\|<.*>\|\"\|>\|=//g' | sort
>
> I just realized if some extension has the string "name" in its name,
> that would be stripped from the output.  These should be better:
>
> $ grep -Pl '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name=\|name>\|<.*\|\"//g' | sort
>
> $ grep -PL '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2|3)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name=\|name>\|<.*\|\"//g' | sort

Ok, last time, just for the record, since I don't think anybody but
me is actually using these.  <g>

I forgot to think about the extensions marked ok for 2.0aX or 2.0bX
but not ok for 2.0 itself.  So here are the fixes.

$ grep -Pl '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2\.0[^ab]|3)(?!>)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name\|<.*>\|\"\|>\|=//g' | sort

$ grep -PL '(?i)maxversion(=\"|>)(2\.0[^ab]|3)(?!>)' */install.rdf | xargs grep -Poh 'name(=|>).*' | sed 's/name\|<.*>\|\"\|>\|=//g' | sort

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10/16/2006 1:39:33 AM
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