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I tried running updates and received this message for an extension. Nothing chaps my...sensibilities...more than this sort of shenanigan. So, I'll be writing a free version of this extension. Expect it soon.

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This may seem like a personal attack on the browser, but really, my hatred for IE has nothing to do with it. Maybe I get a little joy from this, but I'll try to keep that to myself.

The Microsoft IT Pro blog has stated that users should stop using Internet Explorer....no really.

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The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser

Update March 12, 2019: Since this post was published, I’ve received some customer questions on the future of Internet Explorer. We are committed to keeping Internet Explorer a supported, reliable, and safe browser. Internet Explorer is still a component of Windows and follows the support lifecycle o...

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No, I'm not doing it!

Microsoft stopped supporting these browsers January 12th 2016. I am not going to bend over backwards to support a browser that isn't even supported by the company who made it.

Like IE6, IE 8, 9 and 10 were horrible browsers. IE 11 isn't much better, and although I can't say I like Edge - at least it attempts to support modern standards.

My efforts will be spent making my software compatible with the major supported browsers. IE 11, MS Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera

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I went onto the JED to publish a new extension, and found that I'm not allowed. Apparently, at some point in the past, a Joomla Extension Directory administrator unpublished one of my extensions and that restricts me from publishing a new extension.

I never received any notifications that this happened, so I don't even know when it occurred. There isn't any information about why it happened (as the JED used to provide) so I don't know what even to look at. Without having any indication of the issue or notification that it even happened, I'm left to wonder if this isn't malicious.

Lately, Joomla has become hostile to 3rd party developers. I've been criticized by core developers for releasing paid extensions on a number of occasions, and seem to be ignored when I point out that 80% of my extensions are free. I haven't met any Joomla developers who aren't evangelists to the platform - so why the hostility?

Django + React is looking like more and more appealing.

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I've been tracking some bad reviews in the JED for one of my more popular extensions. What I'm finding is very unfortunate, because there isn't much I can do about it other than beg people to stop. Apparently, people are creating non-forks of my extensions and then leaving them online to become stale, or are linking to the download destination of specific versions of my extensions. I don't know if this is malicious, or if they're just oblivious to the consequences of their actions. Of course they would be oblivious - they aren't the ones feeling the consequences.

I release updates for bugfixes on a frequent basis. Feature releases are less frequent, but all the same - my extensions get updated regularly. When someone creates an un-maintained/un-altered fork, they're creating a scenario that makes me look bad. Someone downloads the bad fork, and when it doesn't work - they blame me for it.....leaving bad reviews in the JED. It doesn't hurt the person who created the fork, so why would they pay it a second notice? Likewise, when someone links to a specific old version of my extensions, people download it expecting to see a working extension - which is not always the case where Joomla is concerned. Updates to Joomla drive many bugfix releases. If you download the 2.14.0 version of my extension, but I've released over 100 updates since then - you're not going to have a good experience.

Please, please! If you're going to link to an extension - link to the download page. If you're going to fork an extension - do it the right way. Don't leave my name on it - I don't want the blame you're creating for me.

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