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Windows 7: Firefox Keeping Rapid Release, But Adding Silent Update Option

10 Oct 2011   #11
dothackjhe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jtennison View Post
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So you mean to say updates are usually bugged even to the non-beta ones?
By the time software get through the beta test process, most of the more serious bugs have been found and fixed. But almost always, some bugs remain. The hope is that any remaining one are minor, and only happen under rare circumstances. Look at the Firefox 7.0 release. Within the first day or two after the final release, a bug was found and fixed, and Firefox 7.01 was released.
What was the reason why Firefox is rushing with their releases? They've been rushing since Firefox 3 if I'm not mistaken. .


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11 Oct 2011   #12
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The rapid release is designed to get updates and bug fixes out as soon as they are ready and not wait for 100 fixes before releasing an update. As the release date arrives, what ever is ready gets released and the rest will wait for the next release date. The real complaint is using a new major version number instead of minor version numbers for each update. This new auto update with the service to bypass UAC is stupid. From what I have read, it can be disabled and the service uninstalled. I just hope you have the choice to not install this stupidity instead of having to uninstall. Did I say this is stupid? Yes I did say this is stupid and who ever is running Mozilla must be having brain farts.

Jim
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11 Oct 2011   #13
dothackjhe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
The rapid release is designed to get updates and bug fixes out as soon as they are ready and not wait for 100 fixes before releasing an update. As the release date arrives, what ever is ready gets released and the rest will wait for the next release date. The real complaint is using a new major version number instead of minor version numbers for each update. This new auto update with the service to bypass UAC is stupid. From what I have read, it can be disabled and the service uninstalled. I just hope you have the choice to not install this stupidity instead of having to uninstall. Did I say this is stupid? Yes I did say this is stupid and who ever is running Mozilla must be having brain farts.

Jim
How is auto-updating that bypasses UAC any different from any other program that auto-update with minimal intrusion to UAC itself such as antivirus software and stuff?
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11 Oct 2011   #14
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dothackjhe View Post
How is auto-updating that bypasses UAC any different from any other program that auto-update with minimal intrusion to UAC itself such as antivirus software and stuff?
Well if it installs itself the same way Chrome does, in the user's directory then it does not need to bypass UAC.
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11 Oct 2011   #15
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

I like firefox,though i also like to have full control in my system!
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11 Oct 2011   #16
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

That's news to me. I don't have any kind of service related to Firefox updates running. Or is this a feature yet to come?
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11 Oct 2011   #17
Stormkitty

7x64 SP1
 
 

This is an upcoming feature that will debut in 2012.
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11 Oct 2011   #18
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Good to know...I'll be watching out for that update service and DISABLE THE SUCKER.
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11 Oct 2011   #19
jtennison

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Good to know...I'll be watching out for that update service and DISABLE THE SUCKER.
What he said! +1
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11 Oct 2011   #20
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Chrome and FireFox have gone insane. I use ChromePlus which has slower updates, which I prefer. Every since they do these rapid releases the extension base goes into the toilet. I'm waiting for, hopefully soon Amazon Silk. I hope they are better, to get me away from Chrome or FireFox. A Browser is a Browser updates every year is enough, who are they racing against time and the end of the world ? It appears like that when the end of the world happens who can say they had the most releases Chrome or FireFox, then last breath and, dead. To which I say when and if that moment comes will anyone care, I sure as hell won't, I won't even know what happen to my PC other then it probably is a pile of rubble as I'll be running.
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