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Mozilla Firebird Installer Moves Closer

Wednesday October 8th, 2003

Henrik Gemal wrote in to tell us that an official installer for Mozilla Firebird is getting closer. Today saw a large checkin to mozilla/browser/installer/ from developer Ben Goodger. Like the Mozilla Application Suite installer, the Firebird installer is built upon the XPInstall engine.


#4 While you might be right...

by leafdigital

Thursday October 9th, 2003 1:24 AM

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You could be right about that perception/scaremongering/fear, but in fact very many programs don't remove themselves completely on uninstall. It's fairly common for uninstallers not to remove files that the user created.

(For instance I think it's perfectly appropriate that the Mozilla uninstaller doesn't delete your bookmarks etc.)

On the other hand, it would be kind of nice if uninstallers (Mozilla's and Firebird's included) had a non-default *option* to delete everything, including your profile, and/or made it clear exactly what they were and weren't going to do.

--sam

(note that I haven't actually tried the mozilla uninstaller in many months so maybe it already might have that option for all I know :)