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better filename than "panacea.dat"

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

MailNews Core
Backend
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Henrik Gemal, Assigned: jcranmer)

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(Whiteboard: [wontfix])

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
the filename "panacea.dat" is really really bad. Why not rename it to "Folder
Summaries.dat"
8.3 limitation on some platforms, for one thing.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
filenames with spaces are no good...:)
Summary: rename "panacea.dat" to "Folder Summaries.dat" → better filename than "panacea.dat"

Comment 3

16 years ago
We could worry about that if we ever ported Mozilla to MS-DOS. We'd have to 
stop naming mail folders after the names of the servers, too.
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 4

16 years ago
MS-DOS? What is? :)
btw, IMHO there are some (many?) more important bugs
to resolve before this.

Comment 5

16 years ago
reassigning to bienvenu.
Assignee: mscott → bienvenu
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Updated

16 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 6

16 years ago
yeah, there are probably at leat 50,000 more important bugs to fix - if we ever
need to rev the version on this file so that we lose backwards compatibility,
then changing the name would be OK. But as is, if we diverge on the name, counts
will get off if you use different builds.

Comment 7

15 years ago
os/2's fat driver has the same limitation as dos.

Comment 8

15 years ago
Why does the panacea.dat file disappear on W2K at random and crash your system?

Comment 9

15 years ago
running two copies/instances of mozilla against the same profile will corrupt
panacea.dat - other than that, I don't know why it would get corrupted and
disappear.

Comment 10

15 years ago
adding lworthington65@yahoo.com to cc list in order to see my response to his
question.

Comment 11

15 years ago
WRT OS/2: only its FAT file system support has the same name length limitation 
as MS-DOS. Mozilla on OS/2 can't be installed on FAT due to many other non 8.3
file names, so it does not need to be an issue if this one ever gets changed.

Comment 12

15 years ago
I have a write problem with "panacea.dat", because i try share a mail
profile/folder for group mailing reasons. How is the correct way/setup to share
a profile for group mail functionality with mozilla mail? (No, i cannot use IMAP)
THX
Harald

Comment 13

15 years ago
folders.dat would be better, if that is indeed its purpose
Product: MailNews → Core

Comment 14

9 years ago
I think Joshua will fix this with his work to use sqlite instead of Mork for the folder cache.
Assignee: bienvenu → Pidgeot18
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: esther → backend
Product: Core → MailNews Core
joshua, david, can we deep six this, or dupe it to bug 418551?
Whiteboard: [wontfix]

Comment 16

6 years ago
not a dup, but if someone fixes bug 418551, they could rename the file at the same time.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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