From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0rc3) Gecko/20020523 BuildID: 2002052309 Logging in from a remote machine and starting a new instance of Mozilla used to work fine up until Release Candidate 3. Now it fails with profile in use error. I use this a lot so that I can get access to all my bookmarks and such. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Have Mozilla RC3 running locally (Linux) 2. Go to another PC, telnet in to "home" PC 3. execute "/usr/local/mozilla/mozilla" Actual Results: "Choose a Profile" dialog appears. It has only one entry, choose it. Mozilla refuses to start because it's already in use. Expected Results: All versions of Mozilla prior to RC3 started normally, displaying on the remote X display. Of course, preference changes can be lost in one or other session but this is not a problem. Generally you don't change preferences every session, and it's easy to live with restrictions on what you can do in the remote session.
not a problem related to data transport. Maybe profiles?
Preference changes are not nearly the issue that cache, history, bookmarks, etc. are. We were seeing a lot of profile corruption before this change went in. Dup of "Profile data cannot be shared by multiple running instances." *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 135137 ***