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DownThemAll! 2.0 Beta 5 released November 7, 2010

We are proud to release the fifth preview of the upcoming next major version of DownThemAll!.

More than 1 year of development passed since the last major version. This was mostly due to time constraints, as DownThemAll! is still developed by a small team of three as a hobbyist project.

Lots of new features and refinements went into the preview releases, such as speed limits, mirror management, fine-grained connection control, text-link recognition and many more. As of now the 2.0 series can be considered feature-complete. Beta 5 may still contain bugs, but should be ready for daily use in general.

Beta 5 is the first preview release to include translations other than English. Some of the translations are still worked on, so some mistakes might be still present.
Furthermore Beta 5 fixes some bugs introduced recently into Firefox 4 (4.0b8pre nightlies).

? Download and release notes

This release is digitally signed (by Nils Maier). If you have any problems due to this, please refer to the Adblock Plus signing related installation troubles page.

If you have some crazy, awesome language skills, please consider helping out with translating DownThemAll! to other languages: More information.

Please report any issues you find back to our bug tracker.

Thanks for testing!

DownThemAll! 2.0 translation started October 17, 2010

I uploaded DownThemAll! 2.0 Beta to Babelzilla a few hours ago, so that our awesome voluntary translators from all around the world can start their appreciated work.
Babelzilla is an open translation platform for all kinds of mozilla extensions where people a collaboratively translate almost a thousand extensions to almost a hundred different languages.

If your language wasn’t available in the past, or you’d like to help out existing translation teams, then please don’t hesitate and head over to babelzilla!

Thanks to all existing and feature translators for your awesome work, not only from us developers but from thousands of DownThemAll! users relying on your translations, as well!

DownThemAll! Beta 4 released October 13, 2010

We are proud to release the forth preview of the upcoming next major version of DownThemAll!.

More than 1 year of development passed since the last major version. This was mostly due to time constraints, as DownThemAll! is still developed by a small team of three as a hobbyist project.

Lots of new features and refinements went into the preview releases, such as speed limits, mirror management, fine-grained connection control, text-link recognition and many more. As of now the 2.0 series can be considered feature-complete. Beta 4 may still contain bugs, but should be ready for daily use in general. However, right now only English translations are shipped.

? Download and release notes

Beta 4 is furthermore the first release to be digitally signed (by Nils Maier). If you have any problems due to this, please refer to the Adblock Plus signing related installation troubles page.

We’re currently focused on putting new website infrastructure in place and getting 2.0 ready to be translated.

A heads up to fellow developers and Nightly Builds users: I just created a 2.0.x branch, while the “trunk” will continue as “2.1alpha”. If you’d like to follow 2.0.x, you should grab the 2.0.x Nightly instead of the trunk one.

Please report any issues you find back to our bug tracker.

Thanks for testing!

Update (2010/10/14): The initially released version had the wrong extension id, leading to Firefox thinking this was another extension hence resulting in having both an old dTa! and the new beta4 installed simultaneously. I just released a corrected beta4 (same location).

If you installed beta4 yesterday or today, please uninstall that version and reinstall the new release.

DownThemAll! and Firefox 4 betas August 24, 2010

First of all we don’t plan to support Firefox 4 in the DownThemAll! 1.1 release series.
But DownThemAll! 2.0 will be Firefox 4 compatible!

The 2.0 Beta releases we did so far already declared support for some older Firefox betas. We won’t however release a new beta version with every Firefox beta. Furthermore the DownThemAll! 2.0 Betas won’t be upgraded to newer Betas (you have to manually install a new beta, or wait for the official 2.0 release).

If you’d like to use DownThemAll! with current Firefox 4 Betas, then please install our:
Nightly Builds!
Those have the advantage that they are updated once every night, so you’ll always get the most recent stuff with automatic updates. This can, on the other hand, be a downside as well, as those builds can contain more bugs, however they were pretty stable recently. 😉 Of course, Firefox 3.6 users are welcomed to try the Nightly Builds as well.

For a list of changes between DownThemAll! 1.1 and 2.0-dev see e.g. the dTa 2.0b3 changelog.

DownThemAll! 2.0 beta 3 August 1, 2010

We are proud to release the third preview of the upcoming next major version of DownThemAll!.

More than 1 year of development passed since the last major version. This was mostly due to time constraints, as DownThemAll! is still developed by a small team of three as a hobbyist project.

Lots of new features and refinements went into the preview releases, such as speed limits, mirror management, fine-grained connection control, text-link recognition and many more. As of now the 2.0 series can be considered feature-complete. Beta 3 may still contain bugs, but should be ready for daily use in general. However, right now only English translations are shipped.

? Download and release notes

Please report any issues you find back to our bug tracker.

Thanks for testing!

DownThemAll! 2.0 beta 2 July 18, 2010

We are proud to release the second preview of the upcoming next major version of DownThemAll!.

More than 1 year of development passed since the last major version. This was mostly due to time constraints, as DownThemAll! is still developed by a small team of three as a hobbyist project.

Lots of new features and refinements went into the preview releases, such as speed limits, mirror management, fine-grained connection control, text-link recognition and many more.
This new preview release fixes bugs discovered by our users, refines part of the new user interface bits and furthermore adds preliminary Firefox 4.0 Beta support.

? Download and release notes

As this is preview software, some features might be still missing or incomplete. Bugs have to be expected.
Please report any issues you find back to our bug tracker.

Thanks for testing!

No Safari 5 support June 9, 2010

We won’t add Safari 5 extensions support to DownThemAll!, for the very same technical reasons we won’t add suppport for Chrome.
I concur with Giorgio’s assessment that the Safari 5 extension system is even more limited than the Chrome extension system.

[Update]
Also see some technical explanations of the fundamental differences between mozilla extensions and Safari/Chrome extensions.

— Nils

DownThemAll! 1.1.10 released May 28, 2010

We released DownThemAll! Version 1.1.10, which is a maintenance and bugfix release.

There was an annoying bug causing the drop down lists (directory, mask, filters) not to be saved correctly in some situations.
Other than this we updated the shipped locales.

You can get it on addons.mozilla.org. You may also want to check out our release notes.

DownThemAll! 2.0 beta 1 April 5, 2010

We are proud to release the first preview of the upcoming next major version of DownThemAll!.

More than 1 year of development passed since the last major version. This was mostly due to time constraints, as DownThemAll! is still developed by a small team of three as a hobbyist project.

Lots of new features and refinements went into this preview release, such as speed limits, mirror management, fine-grained connection control, text-link recognition and many more.

? Download and release notes

As this is preview software, some features might be still missing or incomplete. Bugs have to be expected.
Please report any issues you find back to our bug tracker.

Thanks for testing!

DownThemAll! 1.1.9 released March 26, 2010

We released DownThemAll! Version 1.1.9, which is a maintenance and bugfix release.

We fixes some rare situation where the preallocator did not kick in (resuming a not fully allocated file), which caused even worse Firefox hangs than without preallocator.
We also fixed some issues with using DownThemAll! in combination with a dark theme (some dark themes might still not work in some parts; we either fix issues ourselves or notify the theme authors as issues become known).
Then there were a few reports that Firefox might not correctly start up after installation, which seems to be caused by the initial notice window we shown after fresh installations or major upgrades. We disabled this for now, to see how that goes.
Version 2.0 will not have any such window anymore; instead we’re in the process to create a first run page detailing some basic usage.
Windows 7 users observing high memory usage should also have a look at the release notes; We detail the situation there and link the hotfix Microsoft issued.

You can get it on addons.mozilla.org. You may also want to check out our release notes.

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