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Firefox to Use Windows BITS Service for Background Updates

Firefox to Use Windows BITS Service for Background Updates (Security Products & Services)

To make it easier to receive updates, especially for those who do not run Firefox frequently, Mozilla developers are working on a standalone application written in Rust called "Update Agent". "The Update Agent is being planned as a background process which will remain running after the browser is closed to download and apply updates. This should make updating more convenient for everyone and reduce the time to get new updates for users who aren't well supported by the current update process because they don't run Firefox very much and/or they have slow Internet connections. Mozilla will use BITS for updates For Windows users, Mozilla will use the Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service, or BITS, as the method to download the software updates. As the Update Agent application is not ready as of yet and requires other bugs to be resolved first, Mozilla is enabling BITS in Firefox so that the browser can begin using the service to download browser updates. "As a stepping stone towards releasing the update agent, we are going to first allow Firefox to update using BITS without the update agent.

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