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.

#93 That's far too complex

by leafdigital

Friday August 6th, 2004 7:11 AM

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You think I'm joking, right? I'm not. The update needs to happen completely automatically with only the simplest warning. 'There is a new version of Firefox available. For security reasons we recommend you update now.'

Anything that requires the user to initiate the process, rather than clicking a 'yes' button on a dialog that is presented automatically to them, isn't solving this problem.

(That said, the Linux install mechanisms are very nice in some ways compared to Windows. I think all three major operating systems (Win/Linux/Mac) make a hash of installing software and the way they manage software installations in general, but Windows is worst... Anyway, that's off-topic.)