Confirmation about what's not free in FF Quantum?

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mrodent
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Confirmation about what's not free in FF Quantum?

Post by mrodent » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:22 am

Hi,

FCIM:
iMacros: 9.0.3
Browser FF55.0 (64-bit)
OS: Linux Mint 18.3 (= Ubuntu Xenial) & also Windows 10

I'm currently stuck using FF 55 because of the whole problem with iMacros. So I looked into how to upgrade to a version which is compatible with

On this page https://imacros.net/store/compare-versions/ it seems to say that you have to pay some money if you want to run .iim scripts in Firefox "Quantum" (57+) ... but not in Internet Explorer.

This seems utterly strange. Could someone confirm this? Surely Firefox as part of the FOSS world should be no payment, for users who don't want much more sophisticated stuff (running a script is a pretty simple matter), whereas you should get the slaves of third-rate proprietary software to reach into their pockets. Maybe M$ are paying you for this exemption? But this seems very unlikely... !

Secondly, when you go to the payment page, expecting to have to pay maybe $5, the price turns out to be £107!

Isn't this commercial strategy likely to induce people to come up with FOSS alternatives? How's this commercial model working out for you?
Tom, Tech Support
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Re: Confirmation about what's not free in FF Quantum?

Post by Tom, Tech Support » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 am

Hi mrodent,

The freeware version of iMacros for Firefox stores macros as bookmarks rather than (.iim) files on disk. For storing macros on disk, a Personal Edition license (or better) is required. iMacros for IE does not support the ability to store macros as bookmarks, therefore it only supports macro files on disk, but the freeware version still has the same limitations as the other freeware versions:

https://wiki.imacros.net/Webextensions#Installation
mrodent wrote:Surely Firefox as part of the FOSS world should be no payment
For Firefox itself, yes. But there is no similar requirement or mandate that third-party add-on providers must adhere to the same exact model.
mrodent wrote:for users who don't want much more sophisticated stuff (running a script is a pretty simple matter)
That's the purpose of the freeware version of iMacros.
mrodent wrote: How's this commercial model working out for you?
It helps pay the bills and fund further development! Or would you prefer no iMacros at all?
Regards,

Tom, iMacros Support
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