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Post Posted April 18th, 2003, 12:57 am

Why the win32 builds are named as "yyyy-mm-dd-win32.zip" instead of "thunderbird-win32.zip"? Can't find the builds from my download directory that has about zillion files in there :shock:

Well, actually I just put the builds into a directory that holds several old Mozilla and Firebird builds, but the Thunderbird builds should be named the same way as Mozilla and Firebird.

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Post Posted April 18th, 2003, 1:57 am

I second this. On a side note, it'd make a web-installer easier to do.

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Post Posted April 18th, 2003, 2:29 am

it's still nice to have the date though

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Post Posted April 18th, 2003, 2:48 am

IMHO it would be nice if all the builds would be renamed to product-platform-yyyy-mm-dd.ext, for example:
- mozilla-win32-2003-04-18.zip
- firebird-win32-2003-04-18.zip
- thunderbird-win32-2003-04-18.zip
This is what I do manually for all builds I download.

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Post Posted April 18th, 2003, 12:10 pm

nah, I think a directory structure like we know it from Firebird:
<i>../nightly/2003-04-18-08-trunk/phoenix-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz</i>
...is the most convenient way.
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Post Posted April 18th, 2003, 12:30 pm

it is, until you get it on your drive, and overwrite the last one, not knowing whether the new one is any good, whilst that one just overwritten was the last best ...

and I say English is my 1st language :)

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Post Posted April 18th, 2003, 2:18 pm

tve wrote:../nightly/2003-04-18-08-trunk/phoenix-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz

I always download them from the "latest-trunk" dir..

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Post Posted April 18th, 2003, 2:59 pm

I usually work from latest-trunk to find the directory that it is symlinked to, still dates in names would help : )

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Post Posted April 19th, 2003, 5:36 am

uggi wrote:
tve wrote:../nightly/2003-04-18-08-trunk/phoenix-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz

I always download them from the "latest-trunk" dir..

yeah, was just an example ;)
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Post Posted April 19th, 2003, 9:31 am

uggi wrote:IMHO it would be nice if all the builds would be renamed to product-platform-yyyy-mm-dd.ext, for example:
- mozilla-win32-2003-04-18.zip
- firebird-win32-2003-04-18.zip
- thunderbird-win32-2003-04-18.zip
This is what I do manually for all builds I download.


I´ve got directories for 1.02, 1.3, 1.4a, 1.4b-Trunk, Phoenix0.5Trunk etc.
I prefix the downloaded files with yymmdd-hr- so they get sorted chronologically.
030419-04-mozilla-win32-installer-sea.exe

So I like Thunderbirds nomenclature: 2003-04-16-win32.zip, just have to download it to directory Thunderbird.

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Post Posted May 9th, 2003, 1:51 pm

i also agree that the date should be included in the filename.
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Post Posted May 12th, 2003, 8:36 am

I always just look at the timestamp to the right of the filename in the latest trunk folder. If I needed to date them I would Save As... and rename it appropriately.

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Post Posted May 12th, 2003, 6:21 pm

Smokey wrote:i also agree that the date should be included in the filename.


I haven't really worried much since I started using mozupdate, which can download either the latest trunk, or the last milestone. :-)

Before that, I had a directory /Mozilla/old/ , whihc I put the last working .zip file before downloading the new zip into that directory. That way, if it's a dud I can easily copy the old .zip over it and try again another day. :-)

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