Thursday, July 14, 2011

Greasemonkey 0.9.7 Release

Bug fixes:
  • Scripts with broken @icons will install, just with no icon. (#1214)
  • Editing the @icon line of a script will take effect immediately. (#1215)
  • Remote resources (@require, @resource, @icon) that redirect to other URLs will now work. (#1222)
  • Compatibility with Firefox 6 and 7. (#1357)
  • GM_openInTab() will respect the insertRelatedAfterCurrent preference. (#1370)
The entire list of bugs handled in this release is also available via the 0.9.7 milestone on GitHub. Note that as always it takes some time for Mozilla to review the new version, but it's available on the all versions page immediately.

If you are using it and notice problems, it's best to either let us know at greasemonkey-dev or log an issue (and be clear that it's with this version).

Friday, July 08, 2011

Greasemonkey Usage by Firefox Version, July 2011

I wrote a very similar post three months ago, but there's been a lot of real motion along Mozilla's fast release track since then. It's worth revisiting these numbers:Click for a larger image, or browse the data in Google Docs, with a larger view and a line chart as well.

This stacked area chart makes a few of trends obvious: Firefox 4 became very popular over its short life, and Firefox 5 is quickly replacing it. But also: Firefox 3.6 is definitely still kicking, at the second most common browser over the past week. Here's some data; the average daily usage for each version over the past week:
  • 5.0 1,589,647
  • 3.6 798,062
  • 4.0 461,349
  • 3.0 150,314
  • 3.5 117,740
  • 2.0 13,144
  • 6.0 2,596
  • 7.0 1,990
  • 1.5 392
Or: Version 3.x (1,066,116) is still one third of total usage (3,135,233). And even if 4.0 is dropping quickly, right now it's still almost a quarter of the total post-3 users.