Chris "Slarti" Pinard (slarti) wrote in ljlogin,
Chris "Slarti" Pinard

LJlogin 2.2.0 release

I was going to have this out last weekend, but my attempt to release via AMO was something of a frustrating failure. (There's no way in hell my code's going to pass the review described in the submission process anytime short of the mythical LJl3 rewrite. So many things I totally recognize will get me flagged and denied, all my own fault.)

However! In the course of setting back up for manual releases, I found the step that I'd forgotten the last several times that was messing up the update process. So LJlogin 2.2.0 is now out, but you should also be able to use "Check for Updates" in the Add-ons Manager to get the update, this time for sure. (Presto!)

(Though, that said, thanks to Hurricane Irene knocking out power to the house containing the machine that provides DNS for GweepNet, the site and its contents may only be available during the hours that its owner is running his generator. Please be patient.)

As with 2.1.6, the only change in this version is a maxVersion bump to declare Firefox 6.x compatibility. Unfortunately, I don't really have much to say about future Firefox versions until they come out, aside from some choice words about their adopting Chrome-style crazy fast release cycles. I'll keep updating as they release, albeit possibly with a delay similar to this one. I do still really hope to get the 3.x rewrite done one of these days on top of that, but I'm one guy with a busy day job, so again, please be patient.

And now, the semi-traditional list of links and other information for problems that might crop up that should go on the website one of these days; please try these first, especially if you're using Windows:
  • If you're in Firefox 4 or newer and you don't see the bar at the bottom with the LJlogin stuff, go to View → Toolbars and check on the Add-on Bar.
  • Having trouble getting LJlogin to log you in, even if it works just fine from LJ's website? Try going into the Privacy tab of the browser Preferences and making sure third-party cookies are enabled.
  • The New Profile Dance -- This is pretty much the general-purpose "LJlogin mysteriously stopped working" fix, especially for Windows users whose profiles get messed up remarkably often for no reason I've ever been able to figure out.
  • Password Exporter extension, which is useful for doing clean exports/imports of your passwords, for times when copying the password database files doesn't work because the files themselves are messed up somehow.
  • Why LJlogin logins don't work with ScrapBook.
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