What to expect from 20030411

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Tom Sommer

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Post Posted April 10th, 2003, 4:41 pm

Just wanted to let you all know (Launch file disabled on .EXE (executeable) download) has been fixed, and will most likely (not sure) be in 20030411

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Post Posted April 10th, 2003, 4:48 pm

But still no fix for:

Which are the current major ones, as far as i'm concerned. The last two have certainly stopping me upgrading for a couple of weeks now.

Is a personal irritant too, but doesn't really have a detrimental effect on anything. Other personal irritants are here (for anyone who cares, heh):
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Post Posted April 10th, 2003, 10:15 pm

Wait, so we'll be able to execute EXEs from Mozilla/Phoenix???

Wasn't this disabled for security reasons?

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Post Posted April 10th, 2003, 10:20 pm

mattcoz wrote:Wait, so we'll be able to execute EXEs from Mozilla/Phoenix???
Wasn't this disabled for security reasons?

If you go to the bugzilla entry you will find many pages of discussion about the pros/cons of this. However it was decided that the convenience outweighs the risk resulting from allowing people to run exe's they download in two less clicks. I believe that this feature will flag exe's in the download manager and will warn users of the risks of running unknown executables.

Of course, Phoenix users have been able to execute EXE's for a while now -- by double-clicking them in the download sidebar! :)


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Post Posted April 11th, 2003, 12:36 am

PaulS wrote:

There's an interesting side-effect of that bug. If you install your plugins in the mozilla/plugins directory, then they will be picked up by Phoenix. That way, you won't have to re-install plugins every time you get a new Phoenix nightly. :)
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Post Posted April 11th, 2003, 5:54 am

Bug 191977's interesting PaulS, I was wondering why I had that problem, didn't really thought it was a bug...

However, the most major bug that takes the cake has got to be Bug 183202. I've cc'ed myself on this but so far I've not received any good news for quite a while now...then there's Bug 120809 and Bug 101190 which are major irritants for people with slow connections...

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Post Posted April 11th, 2003, 11:45 pm

Bug 184202, is pretty serious at the momment.

Although what I would like to see corrected is instances where you get fantom phoenix windows being created because you clicked on a download link for a file as an example, or word document etc...


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