User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031212 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031212 If new versions of Mozilla were patchable (both nightly builds and releases) people on slowwer connections (such as 28k modem) are not waiting for ages to downlaod the latest nightly build becasue they would just be downloading the patch. This would also increase the number of people with upto-date nightly releases because we (people on slow connections) would update more often. This also saves bandwidth at both ends of the connection Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start downloading the latest Nightly build 2. Wait for ages 3. Get kicked off net by isp because it takes to long 4. Repeat steps 1-3. Actual Results: Ended up with an old version of mozilla and little money Expected Results: Downloaded the Mozilla Patch for a nightly build in 10 minuites or less, installed the patch and have an upto date version of Mozilla. In the future a auto-patcher could be added
(In reply to comment #1) > This probably dups to bug 51998 or bug 116722. Only the last comment. the rest (patching) would not I really hope this will happen coz its 53% of the latest nightly and thats been running for the last hour, six minuites and 48 seconds (on my 28k modem) and patching will reduce thet time quite a bit
Against what previous build patch should be? What should happen, when you'll have older version? What to do, if some file (not in your profile) was modified by extension?
there are many options of when to patch from. You could patch from the last milestone build or you could have mini-milestones every week or so. The source tree will not be closed for mini-milestones. Patches patch from the last mini-milestone. If you fall behind you just get the latest mini-milestone (that could also patch from the latest milestone build) If a file was modified by an extention it would be copied to the users profile and then the new file would overwrite the old file. You could then have code in place that will use a file from the users profile instead if it exists. (it would depend on the file of course)
like Bug 296868 - FF Software Update Service? Confirming. Where to put it though?
(In reply to comment #5) > like Bug 296868 - FF Software Update Service? > > Confirming. Where to put it though? I suggest Build Config (build partial .mar in addition to full .mar). Please resolve WFM (or dupe) if partial .mar files are already being built for SeaMonkey.
WFM. Partial .mar's have been around in SeaMonkey for a good old while now.
WFM according to comment #7 and #8.