After Firefox just upgraded, I noticed it did a check to on the compatibility of the Add-Ons I have. Should any be incompatible, then the add-on gets disabled. The rationale being, “Add-Ons which do not work under the current version should not be enabled.”
Seems like I as the user of the software really ought to have a choice:
- (Current) Immediately upgrade the browser and disable any incompatible add-ons.
- Check add-on compatibility first and delay the browser upgrade until add-ons are all compatible.
- Check add-on compatibility first and prompt the user to choose when to upgrade. (Whether #1 or #2 is desirable.)
- Allow the user to choose which add-ons are too important to be disabled and delay the browser upgrade until an add-on version is available which is compatible. Then offer to upgrade both.
Maybe not enough people care Mozilla takes away their functionality?