User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2 Currently as of FireFox 1.0.3, the auto update process for the browser works as follows: The update button is clicked, the new installer is downloaded to Desktop in Windows, and the installer runs to completion. The installer remains on the desktop. To me this makes no sense. Auto-update operations are supposed to be transparent as far as file downloading/executing/removal. I believe this is the precedent in most applications. For example, Windows Update, Office Update, yum (Fedora Linux), emerge (gentoo), portupgrade(FreeBSD), Apple Update (Mac), etc. None of these retain the software downloaded after the installation is complete, (except for temporary caches in some instances). That's the whole point of auto-update is to be transparent file-wise. If a user wants to save the file, they'll download and run it manually. I propose the auto-update function should save the installer to a standard temporary directory on the OS, and attempt to remove the installer upon completion. I think this is a matter of both convenience as well as good practice. I've seen many novice users with overloaded desktops because they simply don't bother to clean it. Leaving the executable like this is just contributing to system pollution for the thousands of novice users in the world. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Putting it on the desktop was done intentionally, in the case that something may go wrong with the update.
(In reply to comment #1) > Putting it on the desktop was done intentionally, in the case that something may > go wrong with the update. Well what could go wrong that having the file on the desktop would fix? And all the same, why does this prohibit us from deleting the installation file after the installation completes. If the installation completes isn't that basically confirmation that nothing went wrong? At the very least we could pop up a dialog offering to save or remove the file? I do understand what you mean, I just think there's a major precedent to the contrary for a reason...I think its one of those things that hurts or annoys 10 people for every 1 it actually helps. At least that's my impression...
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