Mozilla 1.0.1 and 1.1 Release Candidates
Thursday August 15th, 2002
Asa Dotzler writes: "Test builds for everyone!
"If you're using 1.0 and you'd like to test our release candidates for 1.0.1 you can get them at ftp.mozilla.org. If you're riding the trunk builds and you'd like a sneak peak at 1.1 you can get candidate builds at ftp.mozilla.org. More on our release plans available in this news posting."
#43 Re: Re: Updater?
by webgremlin <email@example.com>
Sunday August 18th, 2002 7:54 PM
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it would seem to be relatively easy to do, at least for particular (e.g., security) bug fixes, since presumably those kind of changes involve only modifying a few files. it would basically be just running a self-extracting zip in overwrite mode on the mozilla directory. chrome changes should also be relatively easy to do in small bits, but it's hard to think which chrome changes to make available in small bits. if someone made an automated comparer that was programmed with checksums of all files in a new release and checked the checksums on a users computer, it could then download just the changed files, of there was someplace that had all the files split up for download... but then they wouldn't be zipped, of course, so they'd take longer, unless the server could take a list of files/direcotries and make a custom zip for you. all in all, a lot of work to get a comprehensive update system to go from any nightly to any other build, but should be fairly easy (and worth it) to do manually when you are going from one definite version (e.g., 1.01) to a small change from that (e.g., 1.02).