There have been some objections raised against automatically migrating profiles (see bug 18118.) The net result is that we want to control whether this feature is enabled by having a default pref. I propose that the default value of this default pref should be to use automigration.
This should get in before beta.
I hope no one is thinking that by putting this in a pref that is not accessible from the installation UI this will be all better. Unless Netscape/Mozilla wants to tell us how to modify the pref file that is inside the install before the installer reads it.
It needs to be a default pref because there isn't any other place to get it from at install time (no profiles exist.) The ability to modify it is really just a matter of documentation, the default pref files are all just text files. Adding Docs to the CC list.
I know they are, but where are they before the install begins when you do a clean install? Like I said before though, if it is accessible via the UI (which it appears it will) then there is no issue. You can't edit a pref that is still packed up in an installshield .Z file (or similar).
Sure you can! Use the CCK product. Go to the CCK page on Mozilla at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/cck for more info. Our sources are in mozilla/cck on the CVS server, but are not pulled for Seamonkey builds.
I can't believe you people. You are determined to hijack my computer and I do not get why. The user needs to be able to choose not to migrate. It's that plain and simple. Nothing that does not allow this in a regular distribution is acceptable.
Moving all Profile Manager bugs to new Profile Manager Backend component. Profile Manager component to be deleted.
Mass removing self from CC list.
Now I feel sumb because I have to add back. Sorry for the spam.