Officially ship the streamlined stub installer

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 55



a year ago
10 months ago


(Reporter: mhowell, Assigned: mhowell)


Firefox 55

Firefox Tracking Flags

(relnote-firefox 55+, firefox55 fixed)



(8 attachments)

The decision has been made to ship the sreamlined stub installer of bug 1328445 as amended for bug 1353576, following successful funnelcake testing of the onboarding 2.0 project which includes it. This bug will track that process.

The first step is to get those patches rebased and pushed to central, so we start getting nightly builds on which QA and L10N can begin.
We're getting ready to land the streamlined stub installer for real, which means I need versions of attachment 8824555 [details] from bug 1328445 for the other channels. Verdi, would you be able to supply those?
Flags: needinfo?(mverdi)

Comment 2

a year ago
Created attachment 8869168 [details]

New background for beta and release (better colors than previous one).
Flags: needinfo?(mverdi)

Comment 3

a year ago
Created attachment 8869170 [details]

Comment 4

a year ago
Created attachment 8869171 [details]

Comment 5

a year ago
Created attachment 8869201 [details]

Comment 6

a year ago
Created attachment 8869203 [details]

Comment 7

a year ago
Created attachment 8869204 [details]
So unfortunately I don't really have a way to use both the 1x and the 2x images and select the correct one at runtime right now, and if I just use the 2x one it looks silky smooth on hi-DPI, but with a standard DPI it doesn't scale down well and the logo text gets kind of jagged. This is tearing me up because the 2x background with hi-res text on top of it is *so pretty*, but I think I'm going to have to use just the 1x images for now and let the hi-DPI case have the jaggies instead of the more common 100% scaling case. This is a problem that the current stub also has (it's bug 1361209). And speaking as a 4k monitor owner, we are pretty used to it.
Created attachment 8870141 [details] [diff] [review]
Part 1 - Images for streamlined stub installer

This patch is the same as attachment 8854975 [details] [diff] [review] except that I swapped out the background images for the ones attached here and created icon files for all branding directories (but not new icons; they're just the application icons in different sizes). Those icons should be temporary; newly-designed ones are expected soon.
Assignee: nobody → mhowell
Attachment #8870141 - Flags: review+
Created attachment 8870144 [details] [diff] [review]
Part 2 - Streamlined stub installer

This patch is the same as attachment 8854993 [details] [diff] [review] except that I rebased it to current central (which already had one or two of the changes) and fixed one NSIS compiler warning about an unused function (ExecSetAsDefaultAppUser) by removing the function.
Attachment #8870144 - Flags: review+

Comment 12

a year ago
Last Resolved: a year ago
status-firefox55: --- → fixed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
+WARN_WRITE_ACCESS_QUIT=You don't have access to write to the installation directory
+WARN_DISK_SPACE_QUIT=You don't have sufficient disk space to install.

Is there are a reason for only one of these two strings to end with a period?
WARN_WRITE_ACCESS_QUIT gets a second line appended to it with the path to the directory in question. WARN_DISK_SPACE_QUIT is shown by itself.
(In reply to Matt Howell [:mhowell] from comment #14)
> WARN_WRITE_ACCESS_QUIT gets a second line appended to it with the path to
> the directory in question. WARN_DISK_SPACE_QUIT is shown by itself.

Thanks, that's reasonable then (also worth a localization comment).
Release Note Request (optional, but appreciated)
[Why is this notable]:
This is a complete redesign of the Windows default (stub) installer. Most notably, the options page has been removed, so users who need any of the installation options will need to go get a full installer instead. We should document that fact somewhere, and the release notes seem like a logical place.

[Affects Firefox for Android]:

[Suggested wording]:
"We've streamlined the default Windows installer. To change installation options, like the destination directory, download an offline installer from the All Downloads page."
(I don't remember what that page is actually called. Also that text should be a link to the page.)

[Links (documentation, blog post, etc)]:
relnote-firefox: --- → ?
adding to the 55 release notes
relnote-firefox: ? → 55+
Verified as fixed. 
This bug is verified by Grover.
Test runs are here: 
Needinfo me if you have feedback or questions.


a year ago
See Also: → bug 1373366
See Also: → bug 1272394
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