Did a lot of research yesterday, and it's really incredible:
ever since Newsfox was broken in KM1.5, for no reason except a changed and now wrong xul-path, it was always considered too boring to officially fix this fatal bug again - just because that fix was known and too baby simple, taking a minute
All those years since 2008!!
Then in KM74 the newsfox "addon" wasn't contained anymore - but KM still contained the "newsfox.kmm", creating the menu and button command. Result: menu and button did nothing. Addon was missing.
Now since KM75, exactly the opposite: the addon is contained again, updated and - working in theory, but now the newsfox.kmm was deleted! Result: no menu anymore and the button still does nothing!
And even if the old newsfox.kmm would be added again now with the corrected xul-path - menu and button would still do NOTHING, show an empty white page!
Because out-of-box ALL Firefox addons are still blocked, even this native one. Just because the new firefox_install pref
is still missing by default. Not even hidden away in about:config, without menu, but completely missing. So no normal user and even not advanced ones have a chance to figure this out, only a few KM experts in this forum.
Then again, who cares about running addons anyway, considering there's also still no menu for addon-onfigurations at all? A simple link to "about:addons" still missing in menus too (not to mention custom useragents were removed without any reason either, although still badly needed, and frames are now blocked for no reason either, min-font size is still unreadable zero, the ancient gui for link color settings etc. still broken, etc. etc.)
Sorry, just frustrated since so many years about all sorts of baby fixes never happening just because they are too easy, and so much a pity that KM remains a browser for a few experts only
The GUI would still be complicated enough by design, but some complications are so unnecessary. We need a second main dev again, like kko or desga :-/