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Firefox Software Update Feb 27 2005 09:29AM
Kai Howells (kai rocketcat info) (5 replies)
Re: Firefox Software Update Mar 01 2005 02:29AM
Matt Venzke (mvenzke gmail com)
Re: Firefox Software Update Feb 28 2005 11:50PM
Beau Henderson (silentbob gmail com)
Re: Firefox Software Update Feb 28 2005 11:27PM
Kurt Seifried (bt seifried org) (1 replies)
> It appears that there is a problem with the Firefox Software Update, at
> least in Firefox 1.0 on Windows and Mac OS X.

Someone from Mozilla Org has stated that the automated updates will not be
enabled for sometime since they do not have the infrastructure to support it
yet. Try to remember, Firefox went from <1 million to >10 million installs
in a few months. The amount of infrastructure needed to support even a
fraction of those users updating automatically is significant. You can
upgrade manually (i.e. download and install it from www.getfirefox.com which
directs to the appropriate URL on the mozilla.org website). Or you can wait
for them to enable the 1.0.1 automated update.

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/007609.html

"We're still working on some with the application update infrastructure and
the installer so for the first few days, we'll only be offering the release
via full download at the website and then turning on the automatic update
system hopefully sometime next week."

In future it sounds like they will have automatic updates enabled as they
come out, which isn't to bad. Try to remember folks, this is FREE (as in
beer and speech) software supported by.. well... not the majority of end
users (i.e. Microsoft gets paid for each copy of IE, through Windows sales,
Firefox does not).

As for bugs in bugzilla, it's OpenSource, you can take a look and fix them,
or pay a developer so they have more time to code fixes for a piece of
software you depend upon (but are not willing to support in any manner).

Kurt Seifried, kurt (at) seifried (dot) org [email concealed]
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[ reply ]
Re: Firefox Software Update Mar 01 2005 08:39PM
Rainer Duffner (rainer ultra-secure de)
Re: Firefox Software Update Feb 28 2005 11:27PM
Adam Kane (kane linkitsoftware com) (1 replies)
Re: Firefox Software Update Mar 01 2005 12:35PM
Kai Howells (kai rocketcat info) (1 replies)
Re: Firefox Software Update Mar 02 2005 11:14AM
Gilles DEMARTY (gilles demarty gmail com)
Re: Firefox Software Update Feb 28 2005 11:25PM
Michael Hampton (error10 gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Firefox Software Update Mar 01 2005 07:57PM
Stan Bubrouski (stan ccs neu edu)


 

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