Enabled Mozilla to use either JAR'd or un-JAR'd resource files



UI Design
17 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Greg K., Assigned: David Hyatt)


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17 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011011
BuildID:    2001101117

Mozilla comes packaged with many JAR-compressed archives of resource files.
Sometimes users, testers, or developers need to modify the contents of these
files to test new functionality.

Mozilla should be able to automatically use either the JAR file or its'
decompressed equivalent without requiring additional manual manipulation by the

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Decompress one of the JAR files installed by Mozilla (e.g., toolkit.jar)
2. Start the Mozilla application.

Actual Results:  The "Select Profile" dialog displayed only its' Title Bar, and
no Menu Bar items were displayed. Mozilla was, thus, unusable.

Expected Results:  Mozilla should have used the toolkit/ directory instead of
the toolkit.jar file.

At the very minimum, deleting the Component Registry file should allow this to
happen. Even that should not be required, though.

Comment 1

17 years ago
Assignee: pchen → hyatt

Comment 2

17 years ago
Futuring.  All platforms support building without using jars, so developers can
always use that option.
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 3

16 years ago
In general I'd like to see more emphasis on Mozilla's end-user
configurabity.  For me, that single aspect is more important than
any other, and I would not use another browser unless it provided a
similar level of configurability. The ability to leave exploded the
jar files I've edited would be a significant step in that direction.

It'd be cool if I could even edit the various interface description
files from within Mozilla itself, but first thing's first.

Comment 4

16 years ago
It appears Mozilla has long had this functionality. Using PatchMaker's pmuj
command, Mozilla can be run with both Jarred and unJarred chrome present (though
not unJarred alone). Resolving WFM.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
mass-verifying WorksForMe bugs.

reopen only if this bug is still a problem with a *recent trunk build*.

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Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
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