I just upgraded to FF 57, and it turns out that six of my eight extensions aren’t supported. Some of them I wouldn’t mind parting with, but three of them are essential to my regular use of Firefox.*
My plan is to roll back to a previous version, and monitor the situation. If my favorite extensions are ported to WebExtensions, then I will upgrade to FF57. Otherwise, I’ll probably stick with the older version as long as it’s supported, and then seek greener pastures.
Some questions, if any of you would be kind enough to answer:
Are there any downsides to not upgrading to FF 57 (aside from missing out on the amazing new features that I haven’t desired for ten years)?
What’s the best way to roll back? Fortunately, I backed up my entire profile before the upgrade. Should I delete my installation entirely and then install a fresh copy of an old version? If so, which version? I was using 56.0.1 before the upgrade, but allegedly security updates will be targeted for FF 52 – true?
(Twenty year Mozilla/Firefox veteran, who sticks with it more out of loyalty than happiness)
* These three extensions – and my extensive gallery of bookmarks – are the only reason I haven’t abandoned Firefox entirely in the past few years.