I'm running Minecraft in a lab environment, with everyone's AppData on a network share. Minecraft (1.7.4, and launcher 1.3.9, currently, on XP) runs fine, but one part of the launching process seems odd to me:
When the bootstrapper runs, one of the steps is to check for updates to the main Launcher, download, then unzip the launcher.jar file. For us, this unpacking step happens on every launch -- even if there's already an up-to-date launcher.jar in the user's folder, it's deleted and a new one is unpacked in its place.
Is that normal? If not, got any ideas what might be causing it?