Mozilla Firebird Nightly Installer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. NetRyder

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    For those of you who update your Firebird builds often, this might prove to be useful. I threw it together sometime ago, and thought I should post it here. It's based off the update script that SpeedY had posted for Mozilla some time ago.

    Basically, it will download the latest nightly, unzip the contents into the MozillaFirebird folder, and clean up after it's done. All your bookmarks are left intact. Be aware that extensions do not remain when you update.

    It has been tested on Windows XP Pro and Home, and works fine.

    Hope this makes updating more convenient for all of you. You can also add a shortcut to your startup folder if you want to get an update everytime you start your computer. ;)

    Post any requests/problems in this thread. I will update the script in case any paths/URLs change in the future.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Good to see the binary command is in there :D :p

    You could make this a self executing archive, I know that WinRAR offers the ability to extract files to exact locations and run them, then delete them after.
     
  3. NetRyder

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    I was thinking of the self-extracting idea, but I realized that not everybody might have their MozillaFirebird folders in the same location like Program Files. ;)
     
  4. SPeedY_B

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    Good point :D
     
  5. shaunj66

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    Firebird is simply in my opinion the best browser out there. But I only keep to the actual releases like 0.5 and 0.6. Is it worth using the nightly binaries? Aren't there a lot of bugs? What's in them to warrant upgrading all the time?
     
  6. SPeedY_B

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    Sometimes you get the new features that are in the "to-do" lists for the next official release, and because there are sometimes large gaps between the official builds it's worth getting the nightly build.

    You're perfectly ok with just the releases. I just prefer to have a nightly every week or so, just so that I know I have the latest stuff :)
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Glad you guys find it useful. :)
    Answering Shaun's question: I've been using nightlies ever since Phoenix crossed v0.5 and I've found them to be as stable as the milestone builds. There are minor problems occasionally, but most of the time, they work well.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

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    Yeah, like trying to copy text :p
     
  9. NetRyder

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    LOL! I never seemed to notice that since I always use Ctrl+C ;)