Firefox Extension format changes in Nov 2017

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I use Firefox as my primary web browser. Under the Menu > Add-Ons > Extensions for Firefox v56.0 (current version), it marks Covenant Eyes as using a "Legacy" extension format. According to Mozilla's web page at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-add-technology-modernizing?as=u&utm_source=inproduc... ,

". . . as part of broader efforts to modernize Firefox as a whole, we’ve transitioned to a new framework for developing Firefox extensions. . . .

"Note: Starting in Firefox 57, which will be released in November 2017, only extensions built with this new technology will work in Firefox. These are indicated by the "Compatible with Firefox 57+" label on addons.mozilla.org (AMO)."

November is only one month away. Do the CovenantEyes developers have a head start on this, so that the new Firefox framework will be ready in November?  I don't want Firefox to stop working because a legacy extension is not compatible with the current, auto-updated release of Firefox.

Eric
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EricP

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Posted 7 months ago

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EricP,

Thanks for using Covenant Eyes and posting here.

The developers are usually working on these kinds of changes before they go live. To be on the safe side, I'll submit this matter to them; that will ensure that it is in front of the right people. If I learn something else about the upcoming Firefox changes and Covenant Eyes, I'll post an additional reply.

Thanks again,

Robert
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EricP,

A version of Covenant Eyes has been created with the new requirements for Firefox extensions.

If you'd like to try it, send an email to support@covenanteyes.com and tell them you'd like to try the beta for the new Firefox. A member of that team will reply with detailed instructions for getting that on your machine.

Robert
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Will you guys be supporting the mobile version of Firefox too?
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Christian,

Thanks for asking. Last I knew, the mobile version of Firefox on a Chrome device is still considered, by the CE app, to be an unsupported browser. And I haven't heard of any plans to change that. But if that does change, our Marketing team will get the word out.

Robert