App name should make for-testing status clear

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

SeaMonkey
Build Config
P4
enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: Garth Wallace, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
The application name in the window titlebar should say "Mozilla Testing Build",
"Mozilla Test Platform", or something similar (preferably the same terminology
as on the mozilla.org webpages: see Bug #143960).

Consistently referring to builds in this way would make it clear that they are
meant for testing. It has become clear that the disclaimers in the Download
Mozilla box, the releases page, and the README are not enough. People tend to
skim them...the people whose expectations of end-user support we are trying to
discourage are the same people who ignore READMEs entirely. However, it would be
hard to ignore the name. It would also make it easier to discriminate between
Mozilla (the code) and Mozilla Testing Builds (the builds)--calling both Mozilla
causes quite a bit of confusion, leading to nasty flamewars about whether
Mozilla is or is not end-user software.
To mozilla.org product to make a policy decision.
Assignee: Matti → mitchell
Component: Browser-General → Miscellaneous
Product: Browser → mozilla.org
QA Contact: imajes-qa → mitchell

Comment 2

16 years ago
sending to leaf for his thoughts.

mitchell
Assignee: mitchell → leaf
QA Contact: mitchell → leaf

Updated

16 years ago
Priority: -- → P4
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Updated

16 years ago
Target Milestone: Future → ---

Comment 3

16 years ago
build config.

I doubt this will happen since it creates additional work with little benefit.
Component: Miscellaneous → Build Config
Product: mozilla.org → Browser
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Version: other → Trunk
(Reporter)

Comment 4

16 years ago
The benefit is a reduction in the number and severity of headaches among
developers and testers trying to use the n.p.m.* newsgroups.

Updated

14 years ago
Assignee: leaf → cmp
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Comment 5

13 years ago
Mass reassign of open bugs for chase@mozilla.org to build@mozilla-org.bugs.
Assignee: chase → build

Updated

13 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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