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Firefox, Thunderbird, Mozilla Suite Upgrades Released

Wednesday August 4th, 2004

mozilla.org 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.


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

by Smigit

Friday August 6th, 2004 7:35 PM

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well IMHO an updater that is of any use shouldnt download the complete installation but only files that have changed since the copy currently installed. that is, if a bug is found you may download 1 100kb file instead of a 5meg zip archive. Having an auto updater that downloads the entire application isnt convinient for dial up users such as myself, in which case im probably better off downloading it manually with a download manager. I know the majority of people probably have broadband, but it has always been the goal of the dev team to make the dload package as small as possible and an updater of this nature would be a huge step forward in achieving that. Also it means at each new version release you wont have hundreds of thousands of people downloading 5megs each, but rather alot will be downloading alot less and hopefully have less server strain. I dont believe an updater that downloads only changed files would be possible as a 3rd party addon unless they hosted all the individual files themselves.