we need to clean up the build for the final release. Bare minimum remove the Debug and QA menus. If possible also the debug preferences panel. If there's time it would also be nice to remove the tinderbox sidebar panel and the lxr and bugzilla search plugins.
note that removing the search plugins should be pretty easy and would help us significantly with bugzilla perf (we're getting a lot of "not intended for bugzilla" searches lately and myk's pointing the finger at mozilla milestone users somehow having it set as their default search engine).
The titlebar build ID is another thing to consider removing
Note: Bug 163246 was the equivalent bug for the 1.1 milestone release.
Shouldn't milestone "users" be testing and debugging Mozilla also? WONTFIX?
I wonder how many users there are such as I, who use the Mozilla milestone releases as their default WWW/email clients? I know this flies in the face of mozilla.org's advice that these are experimental releases, but Netscape's commercial releases just bring too much unwanted nonsense with them. For this group, who are not actively testing or making fixes to the trunk builds, the QA & Debug menus, the tinderbox sidebar, and the lxr & bugzilla plugins are not really relevant. I simply bookmark the entry pages for the various Mozilla web tools and I add bookmarks to individual bugzilla pages for any problems directly affecting the milestone.
we've removed these from "final" releases in the past (1.0, 1.1) for the reasons Michel Joly de Lotbinière pointed out.
Created attachment 106864 [details] [diff] [review] remove debug menus/prefs, remove builid from titlebar I think this is what we want.
Comment on attachment 106864 [details] [diff] [review] remove debug menus/prefs, remove builid from titlebar sr=blizzard
Comment on attachment 106864 [details] [diff] [review] remove debug menus/prefs, remove builid from titlebar Looks great! The only nit I'd see in my microscope is about consistency; I'd have either deleted or commented out those entries :-)
i blame blizzard. I'll checkin presently.
should be verifiable in any 1.2 build made after 2002/11/20 17:00 PST
what about the sidebar/search changes Asa mentioned in comment 1? or have those been decided against? anything that helps the performance of bugzilla and lxr has got to be good if you ask me...
verified 20021121 on win32. no qa or debug menus and no buildid in titlebar