The only item that belongs here in this first release is the option to disable XPInstalls. The notification thing is out, and the install button makes little sense to me. A single check-box would seem lonely, better to move the option to the regular Advanced pane where there is plenty of space for this. The first option needs to be re-worded as well. It says something like "Automatically install new and updated software" which to me implies some sort of background update going on. Really this option enables or disables XPInstall and Trigger sniffing. Because of the XPInstall confirmation dialog there isn't as much need to disable the feature completely as in Communicator, but the trigger sniffing could be a privacy issue for some. Anyway, I suggest "Enable software installation (you will be prompted for each update)" or something along those lines. If it was placed in a box of its own we could add a little explanatory text above it rather than trying to cram it into the checkbox text.
Adding nsbeta3 keyword to bugs which already have nsbeta3 status markings so the queries don't get all screwed up.
Whiteboard: [nsbeta3+] → [nsbeta3+] fix in hand
Fixed. You'll now find only the Enable Installation option on the pref panel and the panel itself is now below Advanced rather than at the "root".
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
*** Bug 48629 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Build: 2000-08-31-09-M18(WIN), 2000-08-31-11-M18(LINUX) Ok with Windows and Linux. Awaiting a working Mac build.
the Software Installation pref panel is no longer in mac (2000.09.01.04) comm bits. vrfy.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
duh. having gone thru bug 41979 and clearing my sinuses, i modify my last statement above: Software Installation is indeed a panel as a subcategory of Advanced.
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