App Update / Win Installer status – 2010-11-19

November 19th, 2010 by rstrong

The flu kicked my butt last week and put a few things on the back burner but I was able to get a couple of cool things landed on trunk yesterday. The first one is fairly simple. On Windows, to start Firefox in safe mode you can now hold the shift key down while launching […]


What to do?

November 6th, 2010 by rstrong

I typically don’t complain unless things get really bad. In the past when Panorama made it so I was unable to work with my current tabs I would look around for what one needed to do to work around it getting in the way but so far I have been unable to to find a […]


App Update / Win Installer status – 2010-10-29

October 29th, 2010 by rstrong

I haven’t posted a status update for a while so it is a tad long this time. Progress: Landed on trunk – Bug 608210 [Toolkit] – requestLongerTimeout for each test within a test in extensions/test/browser [Windows 7]I am fairly certain this fixed the following bugs and possibly others as well: Bug 573779 [Toolkit] – Intermittent […]


Important App Update changes on the 1.9.1 and 1.9.2 branches

October 22nd, 2010 by rstrong

The value for the %BUILD_TARGET% parameter of the app.update.url preference is changing for Mac OS X Universal builds on the Mozilla 1.9.1 and 1.9.2 stable branches and should land for the 1.9.2.12 and 1.9.1.15 releases unless an unforeseen issue comes up. Previously the value was always Darwin_Universal-gcc3 which doesn’t distinguish which architecture the application is […]


App Update / Win Installer status – 2010-09-24

September 24th, 2010 by rstrong

Progress: Landed on trunk – Bug 597247 [Toolkit] – Implement alive ping counter for blocklist to strengthen user privacy [All] Landed on trunk – Bug 597630 [Toolkit] – Fix _snprintf / _snwprintf usage in updater.cpp and various x64 compiler warnings [Windows] Landed on trunk – Bug 597664 [Toolkit] – Add finalURI.spec for the mar file […]


App Update / Win Installer status – 2010-09-17

September 17th, 2010 by rstrong

Progress: Landed on trunk – Bug 595455 [Toolkit] – After several background update check failures notify the user that they should check if there is a new version available [All]. Landed on trunk – Bug 595722 [Toolkit] – Using this._enabled to make nsIUpdatePrompt not show some of the UI when the app.update.silent pref is set […]


App Update / Win Installer status – 2010-09-12

September 12th, 2010 by rstrong

There are 4390 checks performed by the application update chrome mochitests and none of them are intermittent oranges! I skipped a couple of status updates so this covers a couple of weeks. Progress: Landed on trunk – Bug 594986 [Toolkit] – Allow applications to specify the first timer interval via a pref [All]. This is […]


App Update / Win Installer status – 2010-08-13

August 15th, 2010 by rstrong

Progress: Landed on mozilla-1.9.2 for Firefox 3.6.9 Bug 576939 [Toolkit] – Backport app update fixes to 1.9.2 [All]. This fixes several longstanding bugs and adds mochitest-chrome tests! This should also prevent the license page from being shown when an error occurs which has been a bane of my existence for a while now. I think […]


App Update / Win Installer status – 2010-08-01

August 1st, 2010 by rstrong

Progress: Landed on mozilla-1.9.2 for Firefox 3.6.9 and mozilla-1.9.1 for Firefox 3.5.12 Bug 540537 [Firefox] – In China, set default browser does not work [Windows]. Landed on mozilla-1.9.2 for Firefox 3.6.9 and mozilla-1.9.1 for Firefox 3.5.12 Bug 367539 [Toolkit] – When upgrading an existing install use the uninstall.log to uninstall the previous version before install. […]


App Update / Win Installer status – 2010-07-25

July 25th, 2010 by rstrong

Progress: Spent most of the week working on Bug 523410 [Core] – Disable LSPs in WinSock for Firefox [Windows]. I now have a pretty good understanding of the implications of implementing this and believe the benefits are worthwhile. Landed on trunk Bug 540537 [Firefox] – In China, set default browser does not work [Windows]. This […]


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