Patrick's Rants



12/19/2015

Open Letter to The Mozilla Project

Filed under: Geek News and Stuff — site admin @ 9:25 am

Well, maybe just an open note/short email.

Thank you for breaking the script that I was using to get the most up to date releases of Firefox and Thunderbird. No longer will I be able to revert back to an earlier working version of either software package when your latest update is crapped out because instead of saving each release as it is named, each release will overwrite the previous one and be named *Latest* and wget can no longer intelligently know whether it has downloaded any particular release or not. Not only does this increase my bandwidth usage but yours as well. Nice going with the obfuscation of just which version I’m getting.

This puts me another half step away from Thunderbird and Firefox.

I’m fairly sure with some searching I could rewrite my script, named “getfirefox”, so that the version can be determined from the returned url, but what I had was working.

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