Closed Bug 222973 Opened 17 years ago Closed 8 years ago
[Deploy]Need doc on Auto
Config and Config files
11.79 KB, text/html
Need doc to expand on bug 158384
references (from bug 241534) http://www.alain.knaff.lu/howto/MozillaCustomization/index.html http://thegoldenear.org/toolbox/windows/docs/mozilla-pre-config.html http://www.int-evry.fr/mci/user/procacci/netscape/en/mozilla-autoconfig-en.html
Assignee: endico → nobody
Summary: Need doc on AutoConfig and Config files → [Deploy]Need doc on AutoConfig and Config files
WIP from bug 178685
Thanks for you documentation (attachement) and the wonderfull pages you opened on http://wangrepublic.org/daniel/mozilla/prefs/ thanks to bugid=178685 :-). However (I haven't read everything yet ...) I noticed on mozilla 1.7 on windows palteform at least, that there's no more all.js file. To bad .. it's where I set my general.config.filename directive for mozilla auto-config, cf: http://www.int-evry.fr/mci/user/procacci/netscape/en/mozilla-autoconfig-en.html should I set it somewhere else or create an empty all.js file containing only that directive ? Thanks.
Now I see that all.js file is opened on a different folder since 1.7.2 on linux. it used to be in MOZILLA_HOME(here /usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.3/)/default/pref, now it's in MOZILLA_HOME/grepref/ . The problem is that this directory is by default only readable by root (700), so users on my stations that use mozilla autoconfig (general.config.filename directive in all.js) don't get the autoconfiguration set anymore :-( . A workaround is to set grepref directory to 755, but is this safe ? Second question, where should I but general.config.filename directive in the future (default/pref/all.s or grepref/all.js ?) thanks. PS: I will update my mozilla autoconfig doc in consequence ... http://www.int-evry.fr/mci/user/procacci/netscape/en/mozilla-autoconfig-en.html
Gregg Berkholtz wrote: > In bug 222973, you mentioned that setting up a community to help track and/or manage Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird enterprise needs. Did you ever do this? If so, how do we join? Jehan Procaccia writes : no, I've just hoppened several bug on bugzilla, but that's all . Actually I don't know how many people use autoconfig, but this tool is very usefull ! and I hope it will still work with firefox/thunderbird (I haven't tested yet, but in next september our 2000 students will use Fedora Core 3 or 4 which comes with these tools now ...) Do you have an idea on how to create or maybe join an already existing autoconfig user's community ?
I've created a guide describing how to setup Autoconfig with Mozilla Firefox. Take a look: http://mit.edu/~firefox/www/maintainers/autoconfig.html I also have a brief writeup describing how autoconfig is setup at MIT, and a link to the relevant files: http://mit.edu/~firefox/www/maintainers/config.html
(In reply to comment #7) > I've created a guide describing how to setup Autoconfig with Mozilla Firefox. > Take a look: > http://mit.edu/~firefox/www/maintainers/autoconfig.html > > I also have a brief writeup describing how autoconfig is setup at MIT, and a > link to the relevant files: > http://mit.edu/~firefox/www/maintainers/config.html Charles has done an excellent job here of documenting the baroque Mozilla configuration process. But it would be much better if the software was changed so that much of the complexity vanished. For example: (1) The configuration file should not have to reside in the software directory, because that way it is highly likely to get lost or overwritten whenever the software is upgraded. Instead the software should follow Unix FHS standards and look in /etc/opt/mozilla/ (perhaps followed by some other places). (2) There should be a sensible default name, e.g. siteprefs.cfg. At the moment the administrator has to use the old complicated user preference scheme just to enable the new simpler one. (3) What on earth is the ROT13 business for? The default should be to accept a plain text file (and maybe accept ROT13 for backward compatibility). My comments are Unix-orientated; I guess Windows doesn't have an equivalent of the /etc directory. But if these changes were made then most of section 2 could be eliminated and replaced by something like You need to put your site preferences in a file called siteprefs.cfg. On Unix this file should be put in the directory /etc/opt/mozilla; on Windows put it in the base of the Mozilla installation directory. Bob
FYI, I've just updated the doc on autoconfig/MCD feature on mozilla products with TB 2 beta 2 and firefox 2.x http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/MCD%2C_Mission_Control_Desktop_AKA_AutoConfig#Thunderbird_2.x_beta_2 http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/MCD%2C_Mission_Control_Desktop_AKA_AutoConfig#Firefox_2.x
Moving to Mozilla Developer Center product.
Component: www.mozilla.org → Documentation Requests
Product: Websites → Mozilla Developer Center
QA Contact: www-mozilla-org → doc-request
Version: other → unspecified
Component: Documentation Requests → Documentation
Automatically closing all bugs that have not been updated in a while. Please reopen if this is still important to you and has not yet been corrected.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Reopening for review by Sheppy.
Assignee: nobody → eshepherd
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
I'm closing this; the build/setup docs are pretty decent, plus the build system is going through changes that will make this moot even if it's not covered anyway.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago → 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Component: Documentation → General
Product: Mozilla Developer Network → Developer Documentation
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