Updating mozilla firefox

21-Dec-2019 22:44

If an update ready to be applied is found, Firefox launches the updater program, and applies the update on top of the existing installation (showing that progress bar as it’s doing its job).When the update process is finished, the updater program restarts Firefox.Updating can be triggered manually by opening the About dialog, or by the background update checker if you leave the build running for a few hours.If everything works correctly, when you restart Firefox, you should get a new build without seeing any progress bar as Firefox is starting up.If you observe any problems or warning, or if you see that the update did not change the contents of about:buildconfig, then please let me know so that I can try to fix those problems.

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If you have problems accessing Java applications using Firefox, Oracle recommends using Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Mac OS X) instead.

The technical details of how I’m fixing this problem can be found this document. When Firefox finishes downloading an update, it launches the updater application in the background without displaying any UI, and applies the update in a new directory that is completely separate from the existing installation directory.

Instead of staging the update itself, an entire updated version of Firefox is staged.

In order to verify that you have indeed been updated to a new build, you can go to about:buildconfig, copy its contents, and then compare it with the contents of about:buildconfig when Firefox starts up after an update.

It would be extremely useful if you can test this with different types of security and anti-virus software running.

If you have problems accessing Java applications using Firefox, Oracle recommends using Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Mac OS X) instead.

The technical details of how I’m fixing this problem can be found this document. When Firefox finishes downloading an update, it launches the updater application in the background without displaying any UI, and applies the update in a new directory that is completely separate from the existing installation directory.

Instead of staging the update itself, an entire updated version of Firefox is staged.

In order to verify that you have indeed been updated to a new build, you can go to about:buildconfig, copy its contents, and then compare it with the contents of about:buildconfig when Firefox starts up after an update.

It would be extremely useful if you can test this with different types of security and anti-virus software running.

Now, the reason that this approach fixes the problem is that swapping the directories, unlike the actual process of applying the update, is really fast.