Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon Apr 6 14:31:42 UTC 2009

On Mon, 06 Apr 2009 07:27:00 +0200
Jan Claeys <lists at janc.be> wrote:

> Op maandag 06-04-2009 om 00:43 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef Mackenzie
> Morgan:
> > 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 solution?

That won't work either. Firefox demands the restart even if you restart
the system. A simple "the system has been restarted" is not enough for
it. You still must restart firefox to get the warning to go away.

Charlie Kravetz 
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