Bug 735411 comment 6: "Some Firefox 4+ users have set the old Start Page (www.google.com/firefox) as their homepage in certain circumstances. I have seen many tweets claiming "The Start Page says: You're not on the latest version of Firefox. My Firefox is up-to-date!" That means the static copy on the Start Page is inappropriate. Do you have a plan to implement some kind of version check on the Start Page? If you've discussed that, please discard my comment." Over to Christie for a product decision, please wontfix or assign to jpetto depending on the outcome.
My 2 cts: If these users deliberately set their homepage to the old one, then I am not too empathetic. However, if there's a chance they upgraded but their homepage was not upgraded along with it, then this is a bigger deal. Plus, checking the UA for >= 4.0 wouldn't be too hard, so we could do it for the UX win. Always checking for the precise latest version, however, is out of scope for this project.
Firefox 4+ users have chances to see the old Start Page: * he/she changed his/her homepage then restored to default. * he/she bookmarked the Start Page. * he/she visited the Start Page somehow using web search. The page has been indexed by search engines, so it's no longer a in-product page. https://www.google.com/search?q=Google+Firefox&hl=en http://www.bing.com/search?q=Google+Firefox http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Google+Firefox
A ride-along: please consider users on Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger) and/or PowerPC Mac who cannot upgrade to Firefox 4+ http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/3.6/system-requirements/ http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/12.0/system-requirements/
(In reply to Kohei Yoshino from comment #3) > A ride-along: please consider users on Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger) and/or PowerPC > Mac > who cannot upgrade to Firefox 4+ Oh, was resolved in Bug 742564.
Jon: I just looked at <https://github.com/mozilla/fx36start/commit/2ad114aa90cbd0eed1ddd4aa47222d8a45437f45> and the intent is good, but the logic is too narrow: People could have Firefox 3.0 and would still need to see the popup. I suggest you change the logic to not show the popup if they have Firefox 4 or later.
The version checking has been improved. The conditions to show the upgrade message are now as follows: - must be a Mozilla browser - must not be PPC 10.[0-4] - version must be less than 4
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/mozilla/fx36start https://github.com/mozilla/fx36start/commit/a76336dc2304ecff31ef69c8509bf12c7c212b51 using regex to parse browser/version. bug 744055