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Mozilla Firebird 0.8 to be Released on Monday

Tuesday February 3rd, 2004

Zbigniew Braniecki wrote in to tell us that Mozilla Firebird 0.8 will be released on Monday 9th February 2004.


#11 Re: I wonder how many users will be pissed off wit

by Jugalator

Tuesday February 3rd, 2004 11:41 PM

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Yeah, we'll no doubt see a lot of users get this problem when it's released. Remember that only those who're using nightlies have voted so far. Since the developers chose to not make the installer install to a *subdirectory* under the chosen path (and obviously not touch non-Firebird files) like so many other installers do, this might become a problem now that it's released to the masses.

Of course you don't install Firebird in C:\Program Files to delete it on purpose, the problem occurs when you expect the installer to create a subdirectory.

Even with the current warning "deletes all items in the install folder" might not be enough, since users might think the install folder is a MozillaFirebird folder the installer creates under the path the user has picked. IMHO, first this check box should be removed, then the installer behavior should either be fixed to make a subdirectory, or it should warn the user when trying to install to an existing folder that Firebird might not function properly and give the user the option to clean it (with necessary warnings).