Release Notes (1.0 ~ 1.3a) has no installation instruction for Mac OS X

RESOLVED FIXED

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www.mozilla.org
General
RESOLVED FIXED
16 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: skierpage, Assigned: Dawn Endico)

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212

The installation instructions for Mac OS talk about StuffIt expander and tar -gz
and such.

I found 1.3a put a .smi file on my desktop, I opened this and it showed a
Mozilla folder with "<- To Install, just copy this folder to your hard disk." 
Sure enough, that was enough to install.

I dragged the folder into my Applications icon, which is probably the wrong
thing to do as it gave me a folder in Applications instead of just the mozilla
app itself.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Read Mozilla release notes.
2.  Go to http://www.mozilla.org/releases/
3.  Click MacOS X Disk Image (18 MB)

Actual Results:  
I got a file on my desktop that didn't match the installation instructions in
the release notes.

Expected Results:  
It would be nice if the installation instructions for Mac OS X talked about
self-mounting disk images, a recommended place to drag the Mozilla folder, and
how to get just the Mozilla app into Applications.

I've only been using this Mac and Mac OS X for 20 minutes!

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: installation instructions in release notes are wrong (overcomplicated) for Mac OS X → Release Notes (1.0 ~ 1.3a) installation instruction overcomplicated for Mac OS X

Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 133795
Owen is taking QA for "repeating relnote" bugs. Sorry for the spam; search for
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QA Contact: imajes → malachi

Comment 2

15 years ago
fixed
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Summary: Release Notes (1.0 ~ 1.3a) installation instruction overcomplicated for Mac OS X → Release Notes (1.0 ~ 1.3a) has no installation instruction for Mac OS X
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Product: mozilla.org → Websites
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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