Prefs: Unify all the various caches in one UI

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

()

RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: benc, Assigned: darin.moz)

Tracking

({verifyme})

Trunk
mozilla1.7final
verifyme
Points:
---

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
Cache used to be just mem and disk cache, but now we seem to have a lot of
little caches running around.

We seem to have a lot more caches these days, and they seem to be undocumented,
and often they secretly misbehave.

What we need to do is to add them all the the existing cache panel + add reset
buttons so they are discoverable by the user.

The two caches I think we should immediately add are DNS cache and auth cache.
Both of these have been the source of a lot of confusion. People are also
getting in situations where they are forced to restart because the browser
becomes unusable. 

There are probably other caches that exist which I can't think of off the top of
my head. We also might have to add a proxy-availabilty cache (bug 207633)
eventually, so expanding the cache panel to cover all caches would make a lot of
sense.

Comment 1

16 years ago
It really seems that if these caches can break, the right thing to do is to code
fix the breakage rather than make users figure out when a cache is broken and
find the magic button to unbreak their browser.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
these problems should both be solved. Sometimes caches work too well, like the
DNS cache. users need control of caches.
(Reporter)

Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 209729
(Reporter)

Comment 3

15 years ago
RESOLVED/WONTFIX.
Mozilla will live on, but Firefox is the future, and there is a very nice
implementation of what I wanted there.
This is wontfix for 1.7f
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Keywords: verifyme
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.7final
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.