Closed Bug 431837 Opened 14 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Simplify Notification for Application Update within Fennec

Categories

(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, enhancement, P1)

Other
Maemo
enhancement

Tracking

(fennec1.0-)

RESOLVED WONTFIX
fennec1.0b1
Tracking Status
fennec 1.0- ---

People

(Reporter: christian.bugzilla, Unassigned)

Details

 
Assignee: nobody → johnath
Priority: -- → P1
Target Milestone: --- → Fennec M6
Summary: Update Manager for Linux (ARM) → Update Notification
Flags: blocking-fennec1.0+
Target Milestone: Fennec M6 → Fennec A1
This bug is about presenting users with the notification that an application update is available and that they should update, right?
Yes
I think we should use the bottom right browser-level update notification for this, and have a fourth icon on the secondary control strip (ie. where downloads and add-ons, etc. sit) for updates -- it can light up when there is one.

I'll point to a mockup... in progress.
Do we really need this? We are using the application manager to handle updates. Do we need to take UI space for a notification? Will this even be applicable for phones where the vendor controls the apps?
I think there will be cases where we don't need it, e.g. the N810, but there are also other platforms where we do need it, e.g. Windows Mobile. 
Ah, understood.  Ignore my comment above.  This makes this much simpler.
We will still need the ability to tell the user that a new version is available and while our mechanism for updating might be different (i.e. not using our own updater), we probably want the ability to launch the application update manager on the n810 and have an update start.
Target Milestone: Fennec A1 → Fennec A3
Resetting assignee since I'm not currently working on this.
Assignee: johnath → nobody
tracking-fennec: --- → 1.0+
tracking-fennec: 1.0+ → 1.0b1+
For Maemo, since the OS handles updates I think it is OK to just let the OS notification be enough.  We should look at adding an additional notification to the user so that they know to run the application manager and do an update.
tracking-fennec: 1.0b1+ → 1.0-
Summary: Update Notification → Simplify Notification for Application Update within Fennec
(In reply to comment #9)
> For Maemo, since the OS handles updates I think it is OK to just let the OS
> notification be enough.  We should look at adding an additional notification to
> the user so that they know to run the application manager and do an update.

Agreed. This simplifies things. I think Madhava's idea of just displaying a popup alert should be enough.

Madhava?
We have update notification in the product now. Maemo does not use them since we don't use the Mozilla updater on Maemo.

We don't seem to have any need for a system update notification shown in the product. Reopen if we need to do this.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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