Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

Jan Claeys lists at janc.be
Mon Apr 6 05:27:00 UTC 2009

Op maandag 06-04-2009 om 00:43 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef Mackenzie
> On Sunday 05 April 2009 11:55:10 pm Jan Claeys wrote:
> > Actually, a running firefox shows you a warning and a restart button (or
> > at least it did?) if it's older than the on-disk version.  I guess
> > that's part of the ubufox extension?
> Yes, it does, but um...that kinda sucks. "I, the computer, demand that you, 
> the user, stop what you are doing and restart your browser NOW, losing all 
> your work in the process.  This is not optional.  I will barf if you try to 
> continue with your work or save it in any way, such as submitting that blog 
> post you just spent an hour writing."

Doesn't restarting preserve the form contents?  (I never really tried.)

Anyway there might be some issues with it indeed.  Maybe firefox updates
should warn the users beforehand, somehow?  I'm not sure how that would
work though.  Maybe delaying upgrades until shutdown *is* the right

Jan Claeys

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