Using the 1/21 build on Win32. The profile manager asks me to select a profile to convert, and states that I will no longer be able to use the profile with the product that created it. Since JAR wants us to flag things that would make us unable to use the product, I'm entering this bug. This backwards incompatiblity would completely keep me from using the product for my daily work! If the build crashes and I'm forced to reinstall, I don't want to have to recreate another profile in 4.x. (I tried assigning this bug to Ben Goodger but Bugzilla tells me he doesn't have an account)
seth reckons that they actually do allow backwards compatibility, meaning this text is a lie. I'll reconfirm with him and change the text when i do these dialogs. otherwise I'll mark this a back end issue.
m14 radar, dogfood
This is mis-leading text. This should not say "backwards compatibility". Putting on PDT-, not blocking beta1. ccing selmer rudman, can we get this reworded?
For the beta, we still have a copy and diverge migration. Therefore, this text is actually misleading at this time. AFTER the beta, it should be changed when we finish migration in place. Should Ben@netscape.com own this after all?
Putting on PDT+ radar for beta1.
*** Bug 25494 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
sspitzer has clarified this problem for me... that the dialog doesn't actually reflect reality. It's still keeping people from using it for daily work. I know that i certainly don't want my 4.x preferences blown away by trying a new build. Especially since there is no ui to add message filters in 5.0 yet. How hard is it to change the dialog text so that people will use windows for dogfood?
It's not hard to suggest new text...but presumably you (or Ben?) will make the actual changes. Reassigning to Vera for wording. Seems like we just need to tell people that files are being copied into a new profile (leaving existing profiles intact).
Accepting, but I'm not seeing the offending wording anymore. Was it revised? If so, was it revised for M13 or later? (I haven't been able to download the M13 build for the past couple of days.)
Ben, This is the bug we discussed earlier today-fyi.
I touched up the UI text and handed marked-up hard copy off to Ben. Re-assigning to Ben.
wording changes checked in.