| 2:09 pm on Jun 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
My auto-update alert went off yesterday. I was keying when it went off and I inadvertently accepted the update. I usually like to wait a few days to make sure there aren't additional issues with an update, any update that is, browser or otherwise.
However, I am happy to report this one went off without a hitch ;)
| 4:15 pm on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|and I inadvertently accepted the update. |
I've done this as well, and it really irritates me. I want to be as comfortable as possible that nothing vital to me will be broken before accepting an update.
| 3:28 am on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Every one of these 1.5.0.x updates has undone my preference for loading URLs typed in the address bar in a new tab. I know that is a really really small issue, nevertheless it annoys me.
Other than that all the upgrades have been seamless. The auto-upgrade feature is great, and I feel safer knowing that my browser is always patched as needed.
| 8:03 pm on Jun 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I just found this on the web and wonder did they fix it too?
Unpatched Firefox flaw may expose users...
Google this for the c/net article.
| 8:33 pm on Jun 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
According to Secunia, that "IDN URL Domain Name Buffer Overflow" vulnerability was fixed as of Firefox/1.0.7 on or about 2005-09-23, or two weeks after it was first reported.
| 9:39 pm on Jun 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
For some reason my autoalert didnt alerted me of a single update
| 9:52 pm on Jun 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Make sure you've got it enabled. If it doesn't show in the "Options->Advanced->Update" dialog box, you can look for it by typing "about:config" into the address bar, and entering "update" into the filter bar.
Make sure that "app.update.enabled" is set to "true."
The current value for "app.update.url" is https://aus2.mozilla.org/update/1/%PRODUCT%/%VERSION%/%BUILD_ID%/%BUILD_TARGET%/%LOCALE%/%CHANNEL%/update.xml
There was a problem during a certain version transition that caused some of these settings to disappear from the "options" settings, and the only way to change them back so that auto-update works is to go into about:config and do it manually. Sorry, but I've forgotten the details. As I recall, another way to fix it is to uninstall Firefox, then re-install it (your bookmarks and most settings will be retained).