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 mozilla.org to check the latets current build version. Tinderbox or perhaps the build tool could update this XML file when the files are moved to ftp.mozilla.org The xml file would contain info about the useragent string and the build data and the platform.
the xml should of cause be public available that's the hole point. Something like: http://mozilla.org/versions.xml or http://versions.mozilla.org/trunk.xml http://versions.mozilla.org/release.xml
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.
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: chrome://communicator-region/locale/region.properties
some "region.properties" points to: http://home.netscape.com/updates/updates.rdf but that's a 404 btw here is the spec: http://www.mozilla.org/xpapps/updates/spec.html
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.
Netscape 7 points to http://home.netscape.com/updates/updates.rdf which is a 404...
now http://wp.netscape.com/updates/updates.rdf works. cant mozilla have an updates.rdf too?
Is this bug still relevant? A lot has changed in the last year.
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). Gerv
Not exactly sure where this belongs under mozilla.org 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 → mozilla.org
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"
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: mozilla.org → Release Engineering
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