(MSI) Provide Thunderbird MSI package

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 274624

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Thunderbird
Installer
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enhancement
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 274624
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Charles, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6
Build Identifier: 3.0.2 final

Since adding support for an MSI installer is a pre-requisite for GPO (Group Policy Objects) support in Firefox, I'm assuming it is also a pre-requisite for GPO support for Thunderbird, so I'm opening this bug to make it official...

Please provide an MSI (.msi) installer option for Thunderbird, so that installations/updates can be managed by Windows Group Policies.

Reproducible: Always
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Updated

8 years ago
Blocks: 547546
Component: General → Installer
QA Contact: general → installer
Can you search a bit bugzilla next time ? :-)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 274624
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Comment 2

8 years ago
I did - I just didn't hit on the magically correct combination of letters.

You are aware that searching on bugzilla is pretty badly broken?

Yeah, maybe this time I should have searched on *just* 'msi', but still, searching on 'msi thunderbird' should have also brought it to very near the top...

Comment 3

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I did - I just didn't hit on the magically correct combination of letters.
> 
> You are aware that searching on bugzilla is pretty badly broken?

there are 3 different search methods. So if you find one to be imprecise, simply choose another. advanced UI may be heavy, but its hard to beat IMO - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi?classification=Client Software&classification=Components&field0-0-0=short_desc&field1-0-0=short_desc&product=MailNews Core&product=Thunderbird&query_format=advanced&resolution=---&short_desc_type=allwordssubstr&type0-0-0=nowords&type1-0-0=anywordssubstr&value0-0-0=count counts


> Yeah, maybe this time I should have searched on *just* 'msi', but still,
> searching on 'msi thunderbird' should have also brought it to very near the
> top...

thunderbird msi yields only 3 hits
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Comment 4

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
>> I did - I just didn't hit on the magically correct combination of letters.
>> 
>> You are aware that searching on bugzilla is pretty badly broken?

> there are 3 different search methods. So if you find one to be imprecise,
> simply choose another.

I use the quick search box offered on the 'New' page for entering new bugs.

It is unreasonable to expect users to use the 'Advanced Search features', when this isn't either mentioned or suggested on the 'New' page for entering bugs.

I'd also argue that even if it was, it is *still* unreasonable... the quick search feature should simply be fixed.

>> Yeah, maybe this time I should have searched on *just* 'msi', but still,
>> searching on 'msi thunderbird' should have also brought it to very near the
>> top...

> thunderbird msi yields only 3 hits

Which confirms my complaint... it is *broken*. Both of those searches ("msi thunderbird" and "thunderbird msi") should have resulted in identical, or at the very least, similar results.

Comment 5

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #4) 
> >> Yeah, maybe this time I should have searched on *just* 'msi', but still,
> >> searching on 'msi thunderbird' should have also brought it to very near the
> >> top...
> 
> > thunderbird msi yields only 3 hits
> 
> Which confirms my complaint... it is *broken*. Both of those searches ("msi
> thunderbird" and "thunderbird msi") should have resulted in identical, or at
> the very least, similar results.

OK I see what you mean. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=msi+thunderbird was the example I was citing, and IMO is a bit more useful. 

"msi thunderbird" and "thunderbird msi" will give the same results in all search types but the guided bug entry form, which none of us old timers use. And neither just "MSI" nor the alternatives would have found via the guided form. Guided's search rules are a bit obscure (i.e. I don't know them, and I know of one problem which I just filed a bug for. There may be yet more issues.
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