FireFix
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Automagically updates Firefox to latest nightly build.   Free
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FireFix automatically updates Firefox to the latest nightly version. No user intervention is required, everything is fully automated.
  • Downloads Firefox nightly build from Web server
  • Mounts the disk image
  • Creates a backup of the previous version on disk
  • Copies the new nightly build to its default location
  • Option to launch the new version of Firefox
  • Option to undo latest install and revert to last version
  • Option to show the change log for past week
  • Preserves the user's search plugin settings
  • Makes backups of bookmarks and cookie files
  • Optionally installs
What's New
Version 1.9:
  • Updated for new Minefield builds
  • Re-enabled disk image mounting on OS X 10.3.9 (untested)
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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ver. 1.x:
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Mok.In.Touch™ commented on 22 Jan 2006
I wonder why do people want to whine so much about something that is still under the ongoing developement.

If it is good, they have to find something that they don't like, so they can whine about it. And of course, if it's bad, they will bitch all day. Don't forget, every developer puts up the warning as: "Use at your own risk". So you download the software, you use it, then bitch at yourself if it's not your liking.

Get a life..........all those whiners out there.
[Version 1.8]


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Freese1 commented on 06 Nov 2005
v.1.6. I´m using MacOSX 1.4.2. Just installed it and I tought it would not work at all, there was no "Choose your browser" dialog box. Then I started Exposee and realized that the dialog box was open, but not in the viewable rate of my monitor. It appeared by default somewhere at the bottom left of my monitor, in an unreachable region. I changed my monitor resolution to 1280*1024 but I´m still not able to click on it. Seems like a bug! Any workarounds or suggestions?
[Version 1.6]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Nov 2005
Delete the FireFix.plist file in your Preferences folder. That will center the window on screen and you will be asked to locate Firefox.
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Oct 2005
Change the nightly build location under the preferences tab to:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-1.6a1.en-US.mac.dmg

Working as of Oct 9, 2005 (10/9/2005, Version: 1.5)
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2005
I've had no trouble with 1.4 until it stopped retrieving nightlies on 8/16.

Saw no 1.0+ nightlies past 8/16 at Mozilla. They now seem to say 1.6a1 at:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/

I'm wondering if that might be a little too bleeding edge, or if that's just where things are now.

(G4 under 10.4.2)
[Version 1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Oct 2005
Change the nightly build location under the preferences tab to:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-1.6a1.en-US.mac.dmg

Working as of Oct 9, 2005
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jul 2005
FireFix v1.4 does absolutely nothing when I run it. There's no "Choose Your Browser..." dialog box, the prefs don't appear, and when I (attempt to) quit my system error beep sounds with nary a message to be seen. I'm running 10.4.1.

???
[Version 1.4]

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Freese1 replied on 06 Nov 2005
v.1.6. I´m using MacOSX 1.4.2. Just installed it and I tought it would not work at all, there was no "Choose your browser" dialog box. Then I started Exposee and realized that the dialog box was open, but not in the viewable rate of my monitor. It appeared by default somewhere at the bottom left of my monitor, in an unreachable region. I changed my monitor resolution to 1280*1024 but I´m still not able to click on it. Seems like a bug! Any workarounds or suggestions?
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jun 2005
Using the 1.4 version, my Firefox does not get updated. The application downloads everything, mounts the deerpark image, but when Firefox starts, it is still version 1.0.4.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jun 2005
Thanks for the support for OS X widgets.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 May 2005
I think that Deer Park may be causing some problems with FireFix - didn't seem to update properly today, and just left me with a mounted disk image. Hopefully this can be fixed before too long!
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Apr 2005
At first, I could not believe the problems some people reported about errors. But I have now found out that the tar.gz files downloaded from .Mac are in fact corrupt. The sympton of this corruption is that there is a stray Readme file and the app generates the ominous 1708 error. I could not reproduce that, because the .tar.gz file I put on my local iDisk is just fine, only the version transferred to .Mac is broken (and it affects only files in the Public folder). This is a nightmare. Anyway, I just archived the files to .zip and changed the link on MU.
[Version 1.3]

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jvhVR commented on 17 May 2005
Did you report this to Apple ADC ?
This seems a mayor bug !
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Apr 2005
Applescript error, program not working.
[Version 1.3]


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kemck had trouble on 08 Jan 2005
Everytime i try to get it to work I get an error that the server is busy or down.

Sounds like a good program until I get it working .....any suggestions?
[Version 1.0.1]


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Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:20 Apr 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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FireFix automatically updates Firefox to the latest nightly version. No user intervention is required, everything is fully automated.
  • Downloads Firefox nightly build from Web server
  • Mounts the disk image
  • Creates a backup of the previous version on disk
  • Copies the new nightly build to its default location
  • Option to launch the new version of Firefox
  • Option to undo latest install and revert to last version
  • Option to show the change log for past week
  • Preserves the user's search plugin settings
  • Makes backups of bookmarks and cookie files
  • Optionally installs Philippe Wittenbergh's OS X widgets


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