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JDK-6797747 : need to bring back xpiinstall.exe

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2009-01-26
Status:
Resolved
Updated Date:
2010-09-26
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2009-02-18
Component:
install
OS:
generic
Sub-Component:
install
CPU:
generic
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u14
Fixed Versions:
6u14 (b02)

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Description
We need to bring back the xpiinstall.exe.  Here's an email exchange betweem Many, myself and others:

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Hi Bill

This applies to Windows system.

Further down the thread, I had sent this to Calvin:

The xpiinstall.exe is invoked through this scenario:
1) User is on a Firefox/Mozilla browser and does not have the Java plugin
2) User goes to a web page that requires the Java plugin;
   User is told through a browser info bar, that the page requires the missing plugin; there is a link to get the missing plugin
3) If user chooses to get the missing plugin (in this case Java), the browser presents a link to the xpiinstall.exe.

In this way we are able to distinguish between JRE downloads that come through FF browser.

On 01/23/09 11:29, William Harnois wrote:
> Sounds like we need to bring back the xpiinstall.exe then, right?
>
> Can you walk me through a scenario where I would get xpiinstall.exe?
>
> -Bill
>
>
> ###@###.### wrote:
>> Theoretically, that is correct.
>> Users get xpiinstall.exe via PFS (through a vanity we provided to mozilla).

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

The fix is to stage the xpi installer and update the jinstall for the ping method.
                                     
2009-01-30



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