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reply to howardfine
Re: Firefox's plans for 2012
said by howardfine:I suspect this is the case. Makes sense. When Winamp comes out with a new version, it's the only one they will support. Heh.. I just ran AWSTATS on my website, there were 80 versions of Firefox that accessed it this month. From version 0.10 to 14.0. said by StuartMW:
The rationale seems to be to "make things easier for the user" (translated "for the ignorant people who can't/won't do it"). In short you "dumb down" for the LCD (Lowest Common Denominator) users.
That's part of it but a larger part is that it makes it easier for the vendor to support their product. If you have one common version to work with, rather than three or four or more, it's far easier to find and correct bugs and focus all your energy at one target instead of many.
Ugh.. the most used version of MSIE to access my site is 6.0. IE versions 7,8, and 9 together don't add up to the number of accesses with IE6.
Anyway, if there's a way to turn off silent updates, I will be doing it.
quote:I would definitely be more worried about I.E. silent updates than I am about FF..........especially with Microsoft's track record.
Ugh.. the most used version of MSIE to access my site is 6.0. IE versions 7,8, and 9 together don't add up to the number of accesses with IE6
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reply to MarkRH
Seems like no one at Mozilla answered my post so far on the link Chachazz posted at the top of the topic. Seems like someone who's beta testing Firefox 12 would have to tell us if it's mandatory.
said by kickass69:The nightlies are version 14, which I use but I'm not really a beta tester. There's no way to tell if updates would be automatic since nightlies are upgraded...nightly. It's not automatic or silent but I wouldn't expect it to be.
Seems like someone who's beta testing Firefox 12 would have to tell us if it's mandatory.
reply to kickass69
"Yes it is opt-out"
StuartMWWho Is John Galt?PremiumReviews:
Hopefully that won't be a Google, Facebook etc type of "opt-out"
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reply to chachazz
Here's a direct response to my post:
Jean-Yves Perrier wrote on March 17th, 2012 at 2:45 pm:
I've never heard any plan to have silent updates mandatory. Though they will be on by default on Windows if the installation is done with enough privileges to allow the Service to be installed, silent updates won't be mandatory. Also Firefox will not bypass OS dialogs, the user will have to give the service the authorization once, at installation time, that's all. Then the OS won't throw other dialogs.
I'm curious if you have to go and disable the service or go into options to turn it off.
quote: Remain calm and follow release tracking.
Silent Update: Background updates Development Currently undergoing code review.
Health: At risk for FF13 [current Aurora] as has missed the merge and is still undergoing review.
Gladiator Security Forum: www.gladiator-antivirus.com/