Does firefox upgrades need some pre/post install love to close and restart firefox during upgrades

Kamil Paral kparal at
Mon Nov 16 11:57:39 UTC 2009

----- "Adam Pribyl" <pribyl at> wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Nov 2009, Kamil Paral wrote:
> >
> > I can tell you what Ubuntu does in case Firefox is updated. It pops
> up a
> > dialog saying "Firefox has just been upgraded, it needs to be
> restarted".
> > And there is a button "Perform action now". We can investigate how
> they
> > do it and implement it also in Fedora, it would be user-friendly.
> >
> > By the way, the dialog is pretty generic, I think it also informs
> the
> > user about other apps that has been updated and are currently
> running.
> > But I don't remember seeing that notification for something other
> than
> > Firefox. But for Firefox, it works.
> This is something like PackageKit does if kernel is update in Fedora 
> right? Then the notification is already possible...

It used to be like that in Ubuntu 9.04. Now I tried that for Ubuntu
9.10 and it's even better. Have a look and notice the top bar inside
Firefox window:

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