I (and others) think that's it's bad to load a static page, like the Mozilla MailNews start page from the web if it could be placed in chrome as well. The Netscape one's content is dynamic, of course, and therefore it's right to have it on their website. This would solve a bunch of issues (along with reducing unneeded traffic on mozilla.org): - It would be easy to make it localizable - It would still be loaded if a users is offline and starts mailnews - It could be changed to fit specialities of different versions (new functions that should be listed etc.) - perhaps a few others Web traffic can be worth a view here as well, as it seems: I have this page localized in German Mozilla, and placed it on my own website, and now it causes over a gig of traffic per month - quite a lot for me, I have to admit... Because of that, I'll probably place it in chrome anyway in the upcoming releases, it would be much easier if it would be in chrome:// anyway... BTW, moving that page into chrome was already discussed a bit in bug 66570, it seems that issue will need this move as well.
If we do that, we can't replace the mailnews_start_page with a Hammer photo.
Matti refers to bug 138724 - as this is closed fixed, it's no issue here. :)
Created attachment 115248 [details] [diff] [review] patch v1: add start page to en-US.jar, use that one as default OK, so here's a patch to get this working. This puts the the start page from http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/start.html into en-US.jar and changes region.properties to use this one. The page is unchanged from the current version, I only did some whitespace cleanup.
Taking, as it's my patch.
Comment on attachment 115248 [details] [diff] [review] patch v1: add start page to en-US.jar, use that one as default some of the links in start.html are relative (as the page used to live on mozilla.org)
Created attachment 115287 [details] [diff] [review] patch v2: use absolute URLs for links Uh, well, it's easy to miss that. This patch corrects the links.
Comment on attachment 115287 [details] [diff] [review] patch v2: use absolute URLs for links start.html says mail_mozilla.gif and jar.mn says mozilla_mail.gif :-/
Created attachment 118766 [details] [diff] [review] patch v3: correct filename reference Neil: Yes, I know. I already had corrected jar.mn in my local tree because it complained at build time. Here's the patch covering that change.
Comment on attachment 118766 [details] [diff] [review] patch v3: correct filename reference And you updated for bitrot too I see :-)
Yes, I have it applied in my local tree and keep it building with trunk, so I had to update it with jar.mn changes, and a new cvs diff is against current trunk of course :)
15 years ago
Comment on attachment 118766 [details] [diff] [review] patch v3: correct filename reference sr=sspitzer, sorry for the delay, robert. after this lands, we'll fix the start page (this one is so outdated.)
RCS file: /cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/locale/en-US/start.html,v done Checking in mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/locale/en-US/start.html; /cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/locale/en-US/start.html,v <-- start.html initial revision: 1.1 done RCS file: /cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/locale/en-US/mail_mozilla.gif,v done Checking in mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/locale/en-US/mail_mozilla.gif; /cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/locale/en-US/mail_mozilla.gif,v <-- mail_mozilla.gif initial revision: 1.1 done Checking in mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/locale/en-US/region.properties; /cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/locale/en-US/region.properties,v <-- region.properties new revision: 1.4; previous revision: 1.3 done Checking in mozilla/mailnews/jar.mn; /cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/jar.mn,v <-- jar.mn new revision: 1.60; previous revision: 1.59 done OK, checked in. Now let's start making it a really good page :)
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