eek my mozilla desktop icon uses a script that calls -remote to avoid spawning multiple mozilla processes this has been working fine up to RC2 the command below used to work fine <= RC1, now they don't: timo@antares:~/mozilla-rc2$ ./mozilla -remote "openURL(http://www.google.fr,new-window)" timo@antares:~/mozilla-rc2$ note that there is no error message, which means the command was actually transmitted? I noted that ./mozilla -remote "openURL()" and ./mozilla -remote "openURL(http://www.google.fr)" are still working fine though If I can't have new-window working (I saw that new-tab is coming too .. yay!), I can't use it.
resembles bug 122498
No I don't think it's 122498, since it works with some syntaxes and doesn't work with new-window And also, it appeared between 1.0 RC1 and 1.0 RC2, it is working fine in all <= RC1
could you do "echo $?" after it doesn't work? 0 means it thinks it succeeded. you might also try mozilla-xremote-client: mozilla-xremote-client "openURL(http://www.google.fr,new-window)"
yeah, "echo $?" returns 0 as for mozilla-xremote-client, I had never used it, here's what happens when I try: ./run-mozilla.sh ./mozilla-xremote-client "openURL()" this works, but the other cases openURL(http://www.google.fr) or openURL(http://www.google.fr,new-window) don't work so, mozilla-xremote-client covers less cases that ./mozilla -remote
mozilla-xremote-client and mozilla use the same code to communicate with the running server. There shouldn't be a difference. Anyway, I can't reproduce this. Things are working fine here.
ok, I backed up my ~/.mozilla and put it aside to start from scratch with a brand new profile, -remote works fine I'd rather avoid loosing my profile and restart from scratch though I got plenty of login/pass and bookmarks ..
to think of it, RC2 with my old profile has other symptoms: the Help > About Plug-Ins and Help > About Mozilla don't work anymore (i.e., do nothing) that works fine with a new profile now too
you are probably seeing bug 144027
definitely! I removed chrome.rdf and I am able to use my old profile again *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 144027 ***