Silent Update updater
|Silent Update: Background updates|
|Release target||Firefox 15|
|Status note||Landed for Firefox 15. Enabled on all desktop platforms.|
|Product manager||Chris Lee|
|Directly Responsible Individual||Lawrence Mandel|
|Lead engineer||Ehsan Akhgari|
|QA lead||Vlad Ghetiu|
|Product marketing lead||`|
We don't want to degrade browsing performance while doing the background update.
We don't want to have a long delay while finishing off the update on the restart.
We don't want to delay shutdown (I want to be able to tell my laptop to shut down and as soon as possible be carrying it out the door to my meeting / train / other time-sensitive event).
Stage 1: Definition
1. Feature overview
We want to move the bulk of the update process to the current session so that when the user restarts, there's not much left to do to complete the update and we can make it appear as if not interruption actually happened.
This will only apply to Mac and Linux. For Windows, the service will take care of this.
2. Users & use cases
Yesterday, Johnny was about to leave home to go to work but he wanted to check his Facebook one last time before heading out the door. He launched Firefox but rather than being taken right to Facebook, he was presented with a 15 second delay, staring at an updater progress dialog. It wasn't terribly long, but after seeing this same thing happen every six weeks, Johnny decided he hated Firefox and moved to IE.
With the new and improved Firefox, with this feature implemented, Johnny is never frustrated with updates ever again.
- Install all non-active components into the browser during the active session
- On the next Firefox reload, install the remaining update bits
- The delay on start-up for the next session should be minimized as far as is humanly possible, approaching normal cold start times.
- bug 685614 - Turn off the installation progress bar window
Stage 2: Design
5. Functional specification
6. User experience design
Stage 3: Planning
7. Implementation plan
Quality Assurance review
Stage 4: Development
|307181||Eliminate wait while restarting Firefox after update (apply update in background)||--||RESOLVED|
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Stage 5: Release
10. Landing criteria
|Theme / Goal||Experience|
|Engineering team||Desktop front-end|
Team status notes
|Quality assurance||In progress||Test Plan|