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Topic # 58469 12-Mar-2010 17:16
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Today I got a "new version of Firefox" message and the XNet usage monitor is not compatible.  Anyone (i.e. someone from XNet) know when the net monitor will be released?  Thanks.




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  Reply # 306703 12-Mar-2010 17:44
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For that matter what ever happened to the Xnet usage monitor / call log windows app that we all tested 12+ months ago? project died?




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  Reply # 306709 12-Mar-2010 18:08
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RedJungle: For that matter what ever happened to the Xnet usage monitor / call log windows app that we all tested 12+ months ago? project died?

Do you mean the VFX call manager? This is downloadable from within ViewBill.




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  Reply # 306713 12-Mar-2010 18:16
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Oh fantastic, had no idea that's where to find it. Looks like there's been a bit of work done since the beta too. Thanks.

Back to the topic at hand.. the Firefox plug-in.. ;)




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  Reply # 306716 12-Mar-2010 18:26
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If you need a quick fix you can just modify the .xpi file so firefox thinks it compatible. Open the .xpi(XnetUsageMonitor 1.4.2) as an archive. Open the install.rdf using a text editor and look for 3.6.* and change the numbers you have there. As you can see i have already done that to make it work with firefox 3.6. Save the changes. Then drop the .xpi file into firefox and it will ask you to install, accept and it will work. There seems to be no adverse effects that i can tell. Or if thats to complex pm me your email and ill send you the modified .xpi file. Im not sure how good this site is at file hosting but heres the link to the working Xnet Usage Monitor 1.4.2 http://www.mediafire.com/file/ilztn5mimxm/XnetUsageMonitor{1.4.2}.xpi

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  Reply # 306722 12-Mar-2010 19:09
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Will have my guys looks at it..




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  Reply # 306841 13-Mar-2010 08:34
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A few weeks ago a system tray icon usage monitor was installed so I have it in my system tray and in Firefox. The tray icon is fine, but I prefer the location and details of the Firefox tool.

I can make the mods no worries, but rather wait for the official release as I have better things to do and have never come close to my 5GB data cap.

I'm also still using the v0.5 system tray VFX manager of Scott Cree, works well, never had any issues.




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  Reply # 306960 13-Mar-2010 20:35
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Philica: If you need a quick fix you can just modify the .xpi file so firefox thinks it compatible. Open the .xpi(XnetUsageMonitor 1.4.2) as an archive. Open the install.rdf using a text editor and look for 3.6.* and change the numbers you have there. As you can see i have already done that to make it work with firefox 3.6. Save the changes. Then drop the .xpi file into firefox and it will ask you to install, accept and it will work. There seems to be no adverse effects that i can tell. Or if thats to complex pm me your email and ill send you the modified .xpi file. Im not sure how good this site is at file hosting but heres the link to the working Xnet Usage Monitor 1.4.2 http://www.mediafire.com/file/ilztn5mimxm/XnetUsageMonitor{1.4.2}.xpi


That worked great, thanks for sharing!

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  Reply # 307326 15-Mar-2010 10:34
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Wow, new forum design.

The Firefox meter is generally updated parallel to Firefox itself, and a release is made before Firefox goes final.  Unfortunately, the problem resides with the update.rdf file.  Every update requires this file to be updated on our server, and signed (matching a signature in the extension itself).

The problem is that Mozilla's tool for signing the update.rdfs (Mccoy) sucks; it crashes on my desktop PC and generates corrupt signatures on my laptop.  It only really works well in Windows from what I've gleaned, and my computer refueses to boot into Windows currently.  I believe Mozilla is abandoning it in favour of a new plugin IDE (Jetpack - https://jetpack.mozillalabs.com/).

As soon as I can get into it, I'll boot Windows and get the update.rdf regenerated and signed.  Hopefully this should only take a few days :).  Until then, you can download the updated Firefox monitor, 1.4.3, directly off the Xnet website by clicking the download link there.

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  Reply # 307429 15-Mar-2010 16:06
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Philica: If you need a quick fix you can just modify the .xpi file so firefox thinks it compatible. Open the .xpi(XnetUsageMonitor 1.4.2) as an archive. Open the install.rdf using a text editor and look for 3.6.* and change the numbers you have there. As you can see i have already done that to make it work with firefox 3.6. Save the changes. Then drop the .xpi file into firefox and it will ask you to install, accept and it will work. There seems to be no adverse effects that i can tell. Or if thats to complex pm me your email and ill send you the modified .xpi file. Im not sure how good this site is at file hosting but heres the link to the working Xnet Usage Monitor 1.4.2 http://www.mediafire.com/file/ilztn5mimxm/XnetUsageMonitor{1.4.2}.xpi


That worked great, thanks for sharing!


FYI this also works with all extension with varying results. Some can be a bit glitchy but its a good way to have that extension that you MUST have when it isn't updated.

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