06-15-2011 04:20 PM - edited 06-15-2011 04:25 PM
Without knowing the final changes that might be made in Firefox 5 before it goes gold, and how or if, Norton extensions will need to be modified to adapt to those changes, I don't think anyone can hazard a guess at this point on the compatibility question. But since testing must be done to make sure that everything works without breaking anything in the final release of Firefox 5, there may be a period of time before a compatible Toolbar and Identity Safe are available. If so, and these Norton features are important to you, it will be best to continue using Firefox 4, which is a very nice browser, only three months old, that works flawlessly with Norton, until the new add-ons are ready. We all hope that the add-ons will be made available quickly, but since Firefox 5 is itself still a work in progress, there is no way to tell how much work still lies ahead for the developers at Symantec.
06-15-2011 06:47 PM
Not that I'm referring to anyone specifically but I'm sometimes told that one definition of insanity is repeating the same action again and again yet expecting a different result .......
If you value your sanity let someone else make it clear whether there is a problem or not .... it won't take them long to complain.
As SoJ says -- there are no shortcuts in product testing so it does not matter how many times each previous step has been tested or how "small" the last change may be every step that Norton does has to be tested again on a myriad of different configurations of hardware and software ..... and who just released 17 updates and fixes to the operating system and how often do those generate problems just to confuse who is doing what to whom .......
06-16-2011 03:45 AM
Couldn't agree more .....I always check thoroughly before I commit fully to a new browser.... or any new release for that matter.
There are still some of my favourite "Add ons" still unsupported in Firefox and I don't mind waiting a little longer!
Patch Tuesday..... and other regular amendments from Adobe and Java can add up to some "glitches " for some users .
While ever there is the huge variation in what we all have installed on our hard disks......I think it makes good sense to be a bit on the "aprehensive side " when the fanfares are lauding the approach of the newest offering....!
Don't get me wrong...I applaud the hard work that goes into coding all the fixes and patches to ensure our safety etc : ...but I think it pays to keep a close watch on integration issues with our "core softeare " installations .
The next time a Windows update" tosses a spanner in the works" ....won't be the first !
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06-17-2011 12:45 PM
Expect massive complaining as 5 goes final on Tuesday and 6 goes into beta 2 weeks later. 6 should be final by August with 7 close behind it. I'm sure the AV vendors that make toolbars and browser addins are not loving the new Firefox release schedule but if they don't keep up with it these forums will be full of "Where is the update!?" posts.
06-18-2011 10:08 AM
This may seem like a silly question, but if Mozilla is going to change the browser every three months, does it not make sense that they make sure that other apps work in their browser? It is not Norton making the changes. Why are you not on the Mozilla forum complaining about them breaking your toolbars????