From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0rc2) Gecko/20020510 BuildID: 2002051009 I updated 0.9.9 to 1.0rc2 on Debian GNU/Linux (woody). After installation: - standard search tool was reset to Netscape (I was using Google) - theme was reset to Classic (I use Modern) - helper applications entries were gone I find this rather annoying. An update should leave user settings untouched wherever possible. Regards Andreas Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. Have Mozilla 0.9.9 (or probably other versions) installed. Check the settings you have made. 2. Get the full installer and unzip the tar.gz . 3. Run installation. 4. Check the settings again and compare what has been changed back to standard values. Actual Results: Several user settings are changed whithout informing the user. Expected Results: User settings should be left untouched whenever possible. As far as I remember this didn't happen when I updated from rc1 to rc2 on my Win98 machine. So it may be a Linux-specific problem.
my explanation for myself on this has always been that bcos this is software in development, a large jump in release versions such as this would have such unexpected results as the underlying code that deals with prefs changes. perhaps I'm wrong and this is an issue, otherwise I'd imagine it should be marked INVALID
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
I don't agree: Isn't the setup also used for the next stable release? Is the user expected to manually change his/her settings every time? Not very user friendly - especially not considering that many (!) users help developping looking for bugs - and for this reason are expected to update their versions frequently. How do you expect them to keep a consistent setting? If I have to guess what my settings are because they might have been changed the last time I updated my testing version how am I to give consistent error reports? I suggest reconsidering this. I definitely would call this an issue. Regards Andreas
Since I would not be the person doing the fix for this, can someone else please make the call on this bug. Reopen or Wontfix?
Verified wontfix. No activity and no response for 2+ months.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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