There has got to be a better way than depending on developers to update the dist file when adding new files. I've seen two fairly responsible developers fail to do this in the last two days, one of them causing major hoarkage on Mac and Windows. At the very least, some type of automated script that does a diff every night and checks for new files, and then notifies the appropriate people. I have to guess there are files right now that aren't in the dist, but we don't know because they aren't as severe as the hang on start-up problems we saw earlier this week. And apologies if this is already being taken care of.
There is another bug filed on me to do this. I have several problems with the proposal you make... mostly with the phrase ``notify the appropriate people.'' Who are the appropriate people? I can't get to this right now, or in the near future. I know, i hate relying on people being aware of newsgroup postings, reminders in meetings, and email to internal mailing lists. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 24398 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Okay, I'm not saying people shouldn't be doing all those things (reading newsgroups, etc). I'm just looking at the end result and noting that the current method is not a catch-all and something else needs to be done. There has to be a safety net. Marking as verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Component: Installer: XPI Packages → Installer
QA Contact: agracebush → general
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