Firefox, Thunderbird, Mozilla Suite Upgrades Released

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 today released minor upgrades to three of its major products. Firefox 0.9.3, Thunderbird 0.7.3 and Mozilla 1.7.2 are all now available. These three new releases were created to correct 4 possible security vulnerabilities in past versions of each product. The Buildbar has links for all three releases.

#103 Re: Re: Re-install to patch a bug...

by ratman

Friday August 6th, 2004 3:07 PM

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if the need for an updater is so great, i don't see why someone doesn't just write an independent, stand-alone application (perhaps a mozdev project?) that downloads the zipped update and copies it into the appropriate program directory. if a more automated updater is required, perhaps the program could first check to see if an update is available and if mozilla (seamonkey/firefox/thunderbird) is running (and prompt the user to shut it down, if necessary). that way, the application could simply be added to the startup queue and could operate without user input required. as an independent program, it wouldn't open up additional vulnerabilities in mozilla itself, nor would it rely on xpinstall, and it could be made more customizable as well.

any enterprising programmers out there up to the challenge? personally, i much prefer manually updating both mozilla and windows, but hopefully all the clamor for a more "user-friendly" approach could generate some interest in such a project.