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welbow Firefox Downgraded
Member 9th Sep, 2010 06:01
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So I realize beta means beta - and I'm happy with all the other stuff that PSI 2.0 fixed :)

But.... I was running Firefox 4 beta 4 - admittedly, not the latest beta release ;) Then, PSI did its scan/fix.

But PSI downgraded me to 3.6.9 and in the process, lost a few settings that 3.6 zapped that 4b4 had used.

So maybe instead of doing an automatic upgrade if something looks funky (e.g. 4 shouldn't be less than 3.6.9), prompt the user? I know that's breaking one of the 6 laws of computer security - but I also know that people purposefully running a beta version of something don't want it downgraded without even a prompt or warning :)

In the meantime, I disabled AU on Firefox. After installing 4b5 over 3.6.9 (since I only want one version on the box), Firefox no longer shows up as a program in PSI. I am using the default path on Windows 7.

Again, great product - hope the feedback is taken in the constructive spirit it is meant!

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Member 9th Sep, 2010 11:27
Hi,

The PSI does not track or monitor Beta versions. The Update that was applied should only have affected your 3.6.x installation. I tested this myself, and found that the Firefox 4.0 Beta 5 was not affected by installing patches for 3.6.x. Is the "down-grade" issue reproduceable?

And as for feedback, don't worry. The reason we have a beta testing period is to work through issues like this! So, if you have any further issues, please do report them. We promise not to be offended. ;)

hope this helps.
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welbow RE: Firefox Downgraded
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on 9th Sep, 2010 11:27, wrote:
Hi,

The PSI does not track or monitor Beta versions. The Update that was applied should only have affected your 3.6.x installation. I tested this myself, and found that the Firefox 4.0 Beta 5 was not affected by installing patches for 3.6.x. Is the "down-grade" issue reproduceable?


Emil,

I installed the beta on top of my existing installation (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox. While not the default, I only want one version of Firefox, so it made sense to me to install it in the "release" location instead of \Mozille Firefox 4betaN (or whatever the default beta location is).

I haven't tried it again, but I have a feeling PSI zapped it because I didn't take the default beta install directory.

HTH :)
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Member 13th Sep, 2010 11:14
Hi,

Yes, that is most likely the issue. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to correct it - As I have previously stated, the PSI doesn't montior/care about Beta/Alpha version.

I suggest you simply deactivate auto-updating for this particular program. To do this, you can double-click the Programs entry under "Results, and uncheck the "Auto-Update (Program Name)" checkbox.

hope this helps.
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