Migrate profile w/ news"chunk" download OFF, engages in 5.0

VERIFIED FIXED in M13

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MailNews Core
Profile Migration
P1
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
18 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: laurel, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))

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Description

18 years ago
If you migrate a profile from 4.x which had its news pref "Ask me before
downloading more than N messages" disabled, the partial download will be engaged
in 5.0  -- you won't see a warning dialog (see bug #16568), but you will only be
able to get N new messages at any time with the existing newsgroups.

1.  Launch a 4.x profile.
    Add a news server and subscribe to a couple newsgroups.
2.  Edit|Prefs|Mail&Newsgroups.
    Change the "Ask me before downloading N messages" pref to a small number
such as 2 AND disable/uncheckmark it.  Confirm OK to the prefs dialog.
    Exit 4.x
3.  Migrate the profile and go to messenger.
4.  Open the newsgroup and get new messages (there are more than 2 new
messages).
    Note only 2 headers are downloaded (this should actually show the existing
downloaded headers -- another bug -- I'll have to look for the bug number.)
5.  Post 5 (or more than N) new messages to the group.
6.  Get new messages for the newsgroup.

Result:  The partial download feature is engaging, you can only get N new
headers.

Expected:  I should see downloaded as many new headers as there are to get.

Note:  This problem may be same underlying cause (feature not engaging properly,
changes to pref not engaging properly) as in bug #14615, but I wanted to get the
migration instance logged for separate identification and verification.

Also, I see that we're not logging the pref line in the same manner as 4.x did,
and so that may be the overall issue:

In 4.x, when the main pref is enabled we DON'T display a line in prefs.js to
show the value as TRUE, but when it is disabled we DO show the line in prefs.js
as user_pref("news.notify.on",false) .

In 5.0, when the main pref is enabled we DO display a line in prefs.js showing
the value as TRUE user_pref("mail.server.serverN.notify.on",true), but when it
is disabled we DON'T show the line at all.

Using Nov15-21 commercial M11 builds on NT 4.0 and Linux 6.0
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Updated

18 years ago
QA Contact: gbush → laurel
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Updated

18 years ago
Summary: Migrate profile w/ news"chunk" download OFF, engages in 5.0
marking m13, accepting.
Priority: P3 → P1
marking p1.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
fixed.

"news.notify.on" gets migrated (from global to a per server pref)
and we respect it on a per server basis.
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Updated

18 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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Comment 4

18 years ago
OK using 2000-01-19-08m13 commercial build on linux 6.0
OK using 2000-01-19-13m13 commercial build on NT 4.0
OK using 2000-01-19-09m13 mozilla build on mac OS 8.5.1
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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