‘Simply wrong’ that South African teams are leaving Super Rugby

first_imgWales Online says the Durban-based Sharks are set to leave the competition to join the European PRO14 competition for 2019-20.The Cheetahs and Kings, who were cut from the down-sized Super Rugby last year, already play in the competition which includes teams form Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.The report said that the Lions and Stormers would likely follow suit.Despite the Lions making the Super Rugby final last year South Africa’s franchises feel they are handicapped due to the different time zones.But SANZAAR chief executive Andy Marinos has described the report as unfounded.”SANZAAR – through its joint venture partners – Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa – is currently engaged in a detailed strategic planning process that will deliver a roadmap for the organisation, Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship from 2018-2030,” he said.”As part of this process the partners have fully committed to the strategy and future participation.”Any talk of a change to the stakeholder relationship and partners withdrawing, and so-called Trans-Tasman competitions is unsubstantiated speculation and simply wrong.”South African rugby has also seen an exodus of top players who chase lucrative deals in Europe, with the move to the PRO14 considered a way of stopping that trend.The Cheetahs finished third in their conference this season to make the play- offs, and PRO14 organisers believe the inclusion of further South African sides would increase the standard of the competition.Last week a Fairfax report revealed that Super Rugby bosses were looking at expanding into the USA, which now appears to be a contingency plan should the South African franchises jump ship.last_img read more

Firefox 68 addon release notes in addons manager

first_imgFirefox 68: add-on release notes in add-ons manager by Martin Brinkmann on June 11, 2019 in Firefox – Last Update: June 11, 2019 – 21 commentsThe Firefox Add-ons Manager will soon display the release notes of updated extensions directly in the web browser.Mozilla plans to release the new feature in Firefox 68 which is scheduled for a July 9, 2019 release.Firefox supports browser extensions; users may install add-ons in the browser to extend functionality of the browser or sites visited in the browser.Add-ons are updated automatically by default whenever a new version is released by the developer or publisher. Firefox users who want more control over the update process may change the default behavior to turn automatic updates off.Current versions of Firefox, those prior to version 68, don’t reveal update information when you select Extensions. Updates are highlighted under Available Updates in the Add-ons Manager but only until the update is installed.The only option after installation was to visit the extension’s profile page on the Mozilla Add-ons repository, or to look the information up on the developer’s site if they were provided there.The profile page on Mozilla AMO lists the release notes of the latest version of an add-on. It is possible to click on “see all versions” on the page to display release notes for previous releases.Starting with Firefox 68, release notes are also a part of the Extensions listing of the Firefox web browser. Apart from that change, the latest release notes are listed there so that it is possible to go through them after the fact.All you need to do is open about:addons in the Firefox web browser, click on one of the installed browser extensions, and switch to the Release Notes tab.Note that you can also click on the menu icon (the three dots) next to any extension and select “more options” to open the details page of the installed extension.Release Notes are pulled from Mozilla’s AMO website when they are opened in the browser; it may take a moment to display them because of that. Implementing an option to integrate release notes with releases so that they don’t need to be fetched separately would be a welcome improvement.The release notes depend on the content that the developer of the extension or its publisher add to the release notes snipped on Mozilla AMO. Some developers provide extensive information, others barely any information at all.Closing WordsThe option to display release notes directly in the Firefox Add-ons Manager is a welcome step in the right direction. I’d like to see an option get these displayed during add-on updates as well to get even more control over the updating process.Mozilla could implement these optionally and keep the automatic process the default in coming versions of Firefox.Now You: What is your take on the change? Anything you’d like to see added to it?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 68: add-on release notes in add-ons managerDescriptionThe Firefox Add-ons Manager will soon display the release notes of updated extensions directly in the web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more