provide talkback XPI install separately



19 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: dveditz)


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19 years ago
Since there is no way to install Talkbalk with the current win32-installer there 
should be a "talkback XPI install" available so it would be easy to add Talkbalk 
to my win32 mozilla installation after running the win32-installer.
The link to the talkback "zippy" could be on the release note page.

Comment 1

19 years ago
I don't know if we have the legal authority to do that or not.  cc'ing leaf and 

Comment 2

19 years ago
We have the license to distribute talkback binaries ( binaries and master.ini 
only) to install  after the Netscape/Mozilla products is installed. This is 
just to enable Netscape/Mozilla products to send the talkback back to us.

CCin chofmann and jpatel.


Comment 3

19 years ago
chofmann has said this was OK in mail. It is only slightly different from 
including talkback in the zip archives (which we do) or having talkback 
available on the Netcenter SmartUpdate page (which we will). This particular 
package would only install talkback into Mozilla/Netscape 6

Comment 4

19 years ago
so we're talking about a separate talkback.xpi for win32 that will be created
every day, otherwise we won't be able to ensure the correct master.ini gets
included for each build.  is this going to be in place of the file or in addition to?

Comment 5

19 years ago
talkback.xpi should be seperate from Not everybody
submits talkback incidents. It will be very difficult to convince use to 
install talkback binaries after they install mozilla builds. 

Comment 6

19 years ago
the talkback.xpi that gets created as a part of the netscape process (which was
formerly known as fullcircle.xpi) i have always used in the creation of the file.

So, we're creating the talkback.xpi file already; so is this bug just asking to
put it up on in addition to the .zip file?

Comment 7

19 years ago
Yeah, I guess we need a win-xpi directory parallel to the linux-xpi directory.

And in addition a link to the day's talkback.xpi where the installer and zip 
archives themselves are linked so people can find it easily.

Comment 8

19 years ago
A simple link is not the right thing, in my opinion. If people can't be bothered
to use the files, the likelihood of them downloading an .xpi file
and figuring out how to unzip it in the right place to have it work is slim to
none. What we *really* need is some javascript to *xpinstall* the xpi on the
downloads page, right? Like update.html?

Comment 9

19 years ago
I believe Dawn set up the MIME types correctly on the server, at 
least they work on the ftp server. With the correct MIME type a simple link 
works fine.

Comment 10

19 years ago
"works fine" meaning it launches XPInstall automatically. I agree asking people 
to unzip would be unkind.

Comment 11

19 years ago
I know this is valuable bug system data space i'm using, but i have to say this
for posterity: That rules!

Comment 12

19 years ago
It sure would be nice for either the installer or the zip version, or a whole 
new version, to only have the browser and core xpi's in it, and if you want 
more, you can get what you want.  I know Linux can do this, I think, but windows 
cannot, due to the fact that the netzip doodad in the commercial installer 
cannot be released.  So, to get around this, just have a build that has the core 
things you need to be able to get the XPI's using the client.  It would be ideal 
to have just one skin included, the files in core.xpi, and the files in 
browser.xpi, so that download size is kept to a minimum.  Just a thought...

Comment 13

19 years ago
What would be more likely to happen would be to expose all the individual XPI 
files we create and then have an update.html page that gives people check-boxes 
to update only the parts they want. More likely because we already have the 
pieces and would just need to upload them.

The other alternative would be a small open-source MPL-compatible ftp agent 
that we can plug into the mozilla version instead of using Netscape's dealie. 
But that's more work to find and integrate.
leaf, dveditz: This is a cool idea. What happened to it? :-)


Comment 15

18 years ago
I agree, we really want to do this.

Soon the Mozilla installer will have a download agent and can be distributed in 
component pieces the way N6 is, so people can grab just the bits they want. 
Once this is done a separate talkback.xpi should just fall out of it.

Nominating so I don't forget the minor script changes required. I'll hope for 
0.8, but I'm aiming at 0.9
Keywords: mozilla0.9

Comment 16

18 years ago
When is soon? Download agent for mozilla, what bug number...?

Comment 17

18 years ago
bug 63835 is a good place to start for porting the download agent.

Comment 18

18 years ago
see also bug 38923 for including talkback in mac and win32 installer builds

Comment 19

18 years ago
bug 67764 covers the stub installer for win32

Comment 20

18 years ago
I'm closing this in favor of bug 67764. The script changes have long been done 
on the install side, it's just up to release to push the results.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 67764 ***
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 21

18 years ago
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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