Closed Bug 14615 Opened 21 years ago Closed 20 years ago
Changing # of news msgs to download doens't take effect
Overview Description: Unable to see/download 1000 Newsgroups headers. Seth saw this in one of the Lab machines I was working on. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start Messenger. Click on a Newsgroup (news.mozilla.org) 2. Choose File | Subscribe and type netscape.public.mozilla.mail-news. 3. Choose Edit | Account Setup. Select the newsgroup(news.mozilla.org), click on server. Change the value in Number of headers to download to 1000. Click ok. 4. Now in 3 pane window click on the newsgroup. You will see it downloads only 50 headers. Build Date & Platform Bug Found: 9/21/99 and 9/22/99 Windows release build.
QA Contact: lchiang → huang
Summary: Unable to download 1000 Newsgroups headers. → Changing the number of messages to download does not take effect
I'm going to change the summary from "Unable to download 1000 Newsgroups headers" to "Changing the number of messages to download does not take effect."
accepting. marking all milestone 11.
Summary: Changing the number of messages to download does not take effect → Changing # of news msgs to download doens't take effect
Target Milestone: M11 → M13
I'll look at this (I wonder if it's still valid)
I believe that this bug is duplicate of bug#16568
No, it's similar, but I think they're different. The dialog described in 16568 lets you override the default number of headers to download set by the pref ui, if there are more than that default number of headers to download.
I'm not seeing the chunk download feature engaging in a new account at all. No matter what the number of messages is. I'm seeing migration problems, which I'll write up, but I seeing this engage only on migrated profiles (and you can't turn it off). So I think there's a few bugs related to this problem.
Oh, one more thing... when changing the number in the ui, it does stick in the ui and it does change the value of mail.server.serverN.max_articles to the new value, it just doesn't engage.
that last thing is exactly the bug I'm trying to fix - nothing to do with migration or anything like that.
moving to m16
Target Milestone: M15 → M16
Cleanup work, marking M18.
Target Milestone: M16 → M18
luis - can you give this a try in the latest Windows build and report what you see?
adding nsbeta3 keyword
adding correctness keyword to go w/nsbeta3 nomination
this seems to be fixed.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Yes. verified on 07-24-09-M17 WinNT commercial build Changing # of news msgs to download did take effect now. Marking as verified!!
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
I'm reopening this bug. If I type 105 (or some number xx) in the Download header dialog, then I should see 'Total: xx' (not the Unread)in the status bar. Right? Correct me if I'm wrong here. Tested by creating a new News Account and subscribed to some newsgroup. Build: 2000-07-31-05-M17 windows commercial build.
Status: VERIFIED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Not sure what status message you're talking about - I see a status that says "Received 105 of 105 headers" when I put 105 in the dialog. I don't see any total message.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago → 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Bienvenu, Further right in the status bar there is a display for Unread messages and Total msgs (which reads "Unread: n Total: xx"). So this "Total: xx" should be equal to the number of headers downloaded, right?
no, it's the total number of messages in the newsgroup on the server, not downloaded to the client.
well, that turns out not to be true. I don't know how it works in the new world order. But we used to try to make sure that the total was at least >= the number of unread messages, and the number of unread messages is supposed to be the number of unread messages in the group, irregardless of whether you've downloaded them. But whatever, this bug is about how many headers are downloaded, and for that, you should look at the progress status messages.
Bienvenu, Thanks for Clarifying. I had the same question whether 'Total' is number of msgs downloaded or total number msgs in the server. Here is what I see now. Created a new profile, new News account and subscribed to two newsgroups. (n.p.m.builds and n.p.m.mailnews). 1. clicked on the builds newsgroup and typed 105 headers to download. I see "Received 105 of 105 headers" in the status bar. But further right I see "Unread: 103 Total: 103". 2. clicked on the mail-news newsgroup and typed 15 headers to download. I see "Received 15 of 15 headers" in the status bar. But further right I see "Unread: 14 Total: 14". When I counted manually the number of messages in the thread pane is only 14.
oh, that's probably because 1 or 2 articles were cancelled in the range of articles we downloaded. We can't know that in advance - we just ask the server for a range of articles - if it gives us less because some are missing, we don't turn around and ask for more. We've always worked that way.
Thanks Bienvenu!! Restoring Verified status.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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