Add detail on how Auto Update will handle the upgrade to 1.5.0.1 in release notes

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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www.mozilla.org
General
RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Paul Kim, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
It would be helpful to add notes under either "What's New" or under "Downloading and Installing" that describe how the new software upgrade Auto Update will handle the patch to 1.5.0.1.

Specifically:
-Explain the two use cases of having Auto Update turned off or on, and what the user experience will be in both cases with respect to the 1.5.0.1 patch.
-Explain that it will take a certain amount of time for the user's 1.5 install to ping the update server and notify the user an upgrade is available or has been installed.

A good discussion of the confusion among users is here:
http://mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=7965
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Updated

12 years ago
Hardware: Macintosh → All
(In reply to comment #0)
> Specifically:
> -Explain the two use cases of having Auto Update turned off or on, and what 

It might be simpler to just point out that users running version 1.5 or higher no longer need to download full installer, but can instead just run the "Check for Updates" command in the "Help" menu. We can also mention that by default the system checks for these updates once a day, and then leave it at that.

If better documentation on the update system (ie: how to make your own update channel, what the prefs do, etc) is available, we can link to that, but it's probably not needed right in the release notes.
(Reporter)

Updated

12 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Updated

6 years ago
Component: www.mozilla.org/firefox → www.mozilla.org
Product: Websites → Websites
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Updated

5 years ago
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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