Closed Bug 356435 Opened 17 years ago Closed 17 years ago
Check .php does not compare versions correctly
http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/webtools/update/update/VersionCheck.php VersionCheck does not use our inc_version_comparison.php functions to compare versions, and as a result does not always show the latest available version to an add-on. We have run into this problem frequently lately with minversions like 2.0b1, 2.0b2, Deer Park and a maxversion of 2.0.0.*. VersionCheck will return the latest "compatible" version, or if there is none, will be empty. I can't provide a good example URL because I've been setting minversions to 2.0 as people complain so that they'll be fixed.
Severity: critical → blocker
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
This should fix the problems caused by version comparison in SQL. The assumption here is that pulling the latest overall version is desirable -- and I think it is in almost every case. The edge case is when someone has an outdated version and they can only go up to a mid-way version for an extension. So, if someone had Fx 1.5 and they had updates for Flashgot, but the newest Flashgot required Fx 2.0 we'd have a problem. They couldn't update to, for example, 2 versions lower than the most recent. They could only update to the latest. The alternative to fix this edge case would be to pull N versions from the database in order to loop through them and run NS_CompareVersions() on each instance. I don't think that scales, and I'm not interested in doing that because it's not worth the effort or the perf cost.
Assignee: nobody → morgamic
Attachment #242133 - Flags: first-review?(fligtar)
Comment on attachment 242133 [details] [diff] [review] Diff to remove dependence on SQL sorting of appVersion. I think we should try to come up with a way to deal with exception you mentioned, but it's more important to get this bug's problem fixed ASAP. r=fligtar
Attachment #242133 - Flags: first-review?(fligtar) → first-review+
Flags: blocking-firefox2? → blocking-firefox2+
Whiteboard: [server side]
Guys -- you see any reason why we can't push this today?
This has been updated, and the case we were trying to solve looks good: https://addons.mozilla.org/update/VersionCheck.php?reqVersion=1&id=de-DE@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org&version=1.0.1&maxAppVersion=2.0b2&status=userEnabled,incompatible&appID=%7Bec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384%7D&appVersion=2.0&appOS=Linux&appABI=x86-gcc3
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Verified. The case above works for both the case when I set 2.0b1-2.0.0.* and 2.0b1-3.0a1
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
*** Bug 354890 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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