Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Tabbed browsing is pretty much the norm by now, with even someone like me (who disliked it vehemently for a long time) finally giving in and start using tabbed browsing (thanks to Chrome, by the way). Well, apparently, Mozilla thinks its time to move on. They believe tabbed browsing has become obsolete, and are asking users to come up with a better alternative.
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RE[4]: Uhm
by ephracis on Tue 19th May 2009 12:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm"
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So maybe this should work for most people:

1) Download updates in background and install without prompting (default)
2) Notify user of available downloads
3) Manual upgrades

Solution 2 and 3 would never force anything, and solution two would be discrete and non-intrusive. Solution number 3 would just be a button that says "Check for updates".

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RE[5]: Uhm
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 14:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Uhm"
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No. Browser updates should always be forced.

People who regard themselves as expert > people who really are experts. In other words, Google does it right: forced, silent upgrades for everyone using an open source tool.

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RE[6]: Uhm
by Glynser on Tue 19th May 2009 14:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Uhm"
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Silently forced is ok.
Which Firefox isn't using ;)

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RE[6]: Uhm
by ephracis on Tue 19th May 2009 17:05 in reply to "RE[5]: Uhm"
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Well, in the army for example they want total control over what goes in and what comes out. So much that they even pay hugh amount of money to Microsoft just to _read_ the source code to Windows.

In case they use the browser inside the intranet it may be nice to be able to remove as much junk on the cables as possible. Of course, since it's open source you could easily do this with a few modifications to the code.

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