it would be desirable to be able to share information among profiles

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Core Graveyard
Profile: BackEnd
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enhancement
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
15 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Luis B. Almeida, Assigned: Conrad Carlen (not reading bugmail))

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210

It would be very desirable to be able to share information among profiles. I
don't mean importing information from one profile to another, but dynamically
sharing it, and being able to specify what is the specific information that
should different between two profiles.

Example: I created a profile for using my laptop in the office, and another
profile to use it at home. I would like to have only three differences between
these two profiles:

  - POP server
  - SMTP server
  - Proxy for http, ftp, etc.

I would like to be able to share, between the two profiles, the mail folders,
address book, learned junk detection parameters, bookmarks, font settings, etc.
- in summary, everything except the three items above. Now, for example, if I
add a new address to the address book, in one of the profiles, it doesn't appear
in the other one. The same if I add a new bookmark. Junk detection learned in
one of the profiles also isn't available in the other one.

Other people might have similar, but not exactly equal needs.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
(this is just an example)

1. Create two profiles, say "p1" and "p2"
2. Select profile "p1"
3. Create an address book entry
4. Now select profile "p2"

Actual Results:  
The address book entry that was created in step 3. is not available in profile "p2".

Expected Results:  
I'd like to be able to specify which items of information are to be shared
between "p1" and "p2" (like address book entries, for example).

Comment 1

15 years ago
you already can customize locations of profile files by editing the
prefs.js file in your profile directory:
  mail folders - yes
  address book - yes
  training.dat (junk file) - no
  bookmarks - yes (bug 31623, see also bug 104184)
  font settings -- no, but overdoing it?

see http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=avqlk3%24eap4%40ripley.netscape.com
also http://www.hmetzger.de/etips6.html

Updated

15 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: agracebush → profile-manager-backend
Blocks: 1243899

Comment 2

2 years ago
This bug is filed in a bugzilla component related to pre-Firefox code which no longer exists. I believe it is no longer relevant and I am therefore closing it INCOMPLETE.

If you believe that this bug is still valid and needs to be fixed, please reopen it and move it to the Toolkit:Startup and Profile System product/component.
No longer blocks: 1243899
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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