Add XML or RDF file that contains the latest current build



Release Engineering
16 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: Henrik Gemal, Unassigned)


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16 years ago
To be able to determain if your Mozilla is up-to-date it would be really nice if
you were able to query a xml file at to check the latets current
build version. Tinderbox or perhaps the build tool could update this XML file
when the files are moved to

The xml file would contain info about the useragent string and the build data
and the platform.

Comment 1

16 years ago
the xml should of cause be public available that's the hole point. Something like:

Comment 2

16 years ago
xml? rss? rdf?

i'd say this is more of its own webtool since it probably needs to hook up to
stage instead of tinderbox.

Comment 3

16 years ago
How does the "Update Notification" works?
Edit -> Prefs -> Advanced -> Software Installation

it seem that the update notification service isn't hooked up yet, but that also
need a file:

Comment 4

16 years ago
some "" points to:
but that's a 404

btw here is the spec:
Summary: Add XML file that contains the latest current build → Add XML or RDF file that contains the latest current build
>it seem that the update notification service isn't hooked up yet

Beonex uses it, probably also Netscape 7.

Comment 6

16 years ago
Netscape 7 points to which is a 404...


16 years ago
Blocks: 51998

Comment 7

15 years ago
now works.

cant mozilla have an updates.rdf too?
Is this bug still relevant? A lot has changed in the last year.


14 years ago
No longer blocks: 51998
Well, the basic idea is still relevant - it would be good to have a single
central machine-queryable mechanism of determining the current release versions
of Mozilla products (e.g. the start page could use it).

QA Contact: timeless → tinderbox

Comment 10

11 years ago


11 years ago
Assignee: mcafee → morgamic

Comment 11

10 years ago
Not exactly sure where this belongs under but it's not a tinderbox bug as it morphed to involve the status of released products, not development trees.
Assignee: morgamic → mitchell
Component: Tinderbox → Miscellaneous
Product: Webtools →
QA Contact: tinderbox → miscellaneous
Version: Trunk → other
Assignee: mitchell → nobody
Component: Miscellaneous → Release Engineering
QA Contact: miscellaneous → release
This was originally filed when the in-app update system was poor, but it works really well now. Both nightlies and releases can just do "Help > Check for updates"
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX


5 years ago
Product: → Release Engineering
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