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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.


#20 Re: Re: Re: The app-suite installer

by Ben_Goodger

Wednesday February 4th, 2004 8:51 PM

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This dataloss "bug" (I maintain it's not a bug, it's a feature) is being blown way out of proportion. This same problem has been in Seamonkey since day one. SINCE DAY ONE.

If you don't install Firebird alongside other executables, and by that I mean:

C:\Stuff\someapp.exe C:\Stuff\someapp.dll C:\Stuff\ImportantData.doc C:\Stuff\MozillaFirebird.exe <-- Firebird files C:\Stuff\nspr4.dll <-- Firebird files

etc

you will never have a problem. Installing the program files alongside other apps is just wrong. If you installed a newer version of say Tbird next to an older version of Firebird and core files that had since changed overwrote the results could be unpredictable or catastrophic anyway.

The new installer does the best it can to prevent against this.