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3 in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« on: April 01, 2014, 08:37:08 am »
Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey - Drag&Drop install script!





I got sick of installing Firefox manually, so I wrote this script. Just drop any Firefox zip file on the object and it automatically unzips and installs Firefox. It has two options, 1) update existing installation and 2) specify install location for Firefox !

The latest version of FirefoxDD v.017b:

1) FirefoxDD: which adds advanced install options for FF, TB & SM - including backups and RUN! - switched the versioning to match the level of latest Firefox supported.

Download the script here: http://os2notes.net/os2firefoxdd.html


Updated to v.017b

Simple install option:
- Keeps file associations intact
- Backups previous installation
- Now handles Firefox, Thunderbird & Seamonkey
- Includes the latest required DLLs

Advanced install option:
- Now handles Firefox, Thunderbird & Seamonkey
- Optional backup of the previous version
- Specify location for installation
- RUN! is now included - auto setup has now been added.


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Greggory
« Last Edit: February 05, 2016, 06:05:33 am by Greggory Shaw »



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Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 02:37:43 am »
The latest version of FirefoxDD v.024b:

http://os2notes.net/os2firefoxdd.html

I Need some help to improve it please send me some improvements ?


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« Last Edit: May 14, 2015, 05:19:01 pm by Greggory Shaw »

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Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 02:00:59 am »
Hi Greggory, just tested your script. I keep my Mozilla executables in f:\mozilla so I unzipped the package to f:\mozilla\FirefoxDD-017b, ran the install cmd, edited the script so MozDir = f:\mozilla and dragged the file firefox-17.0.11esr.en-US.os2.zip and dropped it on the FirefoxDD Drag&drop icon. All I get is a quick flicker of the command window and nothing seems to be installed. What am I missing?

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Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 02:23:22 am »
Hi Greggory, just tested your script. I keep my Mozilla executables in f:\mozilla so I unzipped the package to f:\mozilla\FirefoxDD-017b, ran the install cmd, edited the script so MozDir = f:\mozilla and dragged the file firefox-17.0.11esr.en-US.os2.zip and dropped it on the FirefoxDD Drag&drop icon. All I get is a quick flicker of the command window and nothing seems to be installed. What am I missing?

I did the same thing, but forgot to correct the comment - add single quotes around the path, sorry !

MozDir = 'f:\mozilla'

And it's at version 024b uploaded now use that one: http://os2notes.net/files/firefoxdd/

I noticed the last prompt says it installing to a different directory 'c:\programs' still - fixed that.  It will install to MozDir = 'f:\mozilla' any ways.

REMEMBER it makes a backup and deletes the original directory. So, MozDir = f:\mozilla\firefox is altered! just in case you added something non-standard to that directory.


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« Last Edit: May 14, 2015, 05:19:37 pm by Greggory Shaw »

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Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 07:22:32 am »
I should have noticed the lack of quotes  :)
Couple of observations. I used the advanced install option and chose f:\mozilla\firefox for destination, Firefox actually was installed in f:\mozilla\firefox\firefox. It needs to be clearer that it is asking for the parent or changed so that the user chooses the final install directory.
It would be nice if there was also an icon for safe mode as well,  firefox.exe -safe-mode. Same for TB and SM.
When using run!, K can be a waste of memory and perhaps a choice,  L should perhaps be there by default as the idea of using run! is to allow multiple browsers, email clients etc to co-exist without causing SYS2070's. I also like G to log everything.
I haven't tested SeaMonkey, hopefully you have an icon for mail and/or news.
Thanks for the work.

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Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 07:49:47 pm »
I should have noticed the lack of quotes  :)
Couple of observations. I used the advanced install option and chose f:\mozilla\firefox for destination, Firefox actually was installed in f:\mozilla\firefox\firefox. It needs to be clearer that it is asking for the parent or changed so that the user chooses the final install directory.
It would be nice if there was also an icon for safe mode as well,  firefox.exe -safe-mode. Same for TB and SM.
When using run!, K can be a waste of memory and perhaps a choice,  L should perhaps be there by default as the idea of using run! is to allow multiple browsers, email clients etc to co-exist without causing SYS2070's. I also like G to log everything.
I haven't tested SeaMonkey, hopefully you have an icon for mail and/or news.
Thanks for the work.


Thanks for the feedback, I'll get to work on that. I pretty much just started on Rexx, so bare that in mind ;) looking up every command for an example, Gerrr

Thanks,

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Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 05:14:28 pm »

Couple of observations. I used the advanced install option and chose f:\mozilla\firefox for destination, Firefox actually was installed in f:\mozilla\firefox\firefox. It needs to be clearer that it is asking for the parent or changed so that the user chooses the final install directory.
It would be nice if there was also an icon for safe mode as well,  firefox.exe -safe-mode. Same for TB and SM.
When using run!, K can be a waste of memory and perhaps a choice,  L should perhaps be there by default as the idea of using run! is to allow multiple browsers, email clients etc to co-exist without causing SYS2070's. I also like G to log everything.
I haven't tested SeaMonkey, hopefully you have an icon for mail and/or news.
Thanks for the work.


Updated script to support latest Firefox 24.8xx (please test):

Firefox-24.8.1.en-US.os2.beta_4.zip & firefox-dev-24.8.1b4.en-US.os2.7z

http://os2notes.net/files/firefoxdd/

Working on above suggestions now, anyone want to help !

http://os2notes.net/os2firefoxdd.html


In Seamonkey Run! ~  LK is used and extra icons made see pic below.


Greggory
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Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 05:42:58 pm »
There are better icons, I'll mail you them later.

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Re: 3 in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2016, 05:26:04 am »
Updated script to support latest Firefox 31+ FINAL:

NO DLLs are included anymore - use YUM/RPM




Working on above suggestions now (SM changes added) , anyone want to help !

http://os2notes.net/os2firefoxdd.html


Download here:

http://os2notes.net/files/firefoxdd/



In Seamonkey Run! ~  LK is used and extra icons made.


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« Last Edit: February 05, 2016, 06:14:00 am by Greggory Shaw »