Closed Bug 24736 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago

Profile manager states no backwards compatibility after profile conversion

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: Startup & Profiles, defect, P3)

x86
Windows 95
defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED FIXED

People

(Reporter: simone, Assigned: bugs)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: [PDT+])

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. 
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
m14 radar, dogfood

Summary: Profile manager states no backwards compatibility after profile conversion → [DOGFOOD] Profile manager states no backwards compatibility after profile conversion
Target Milestone: M14
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?
Assignee: ben → rudman
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
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.
Keywords: beta1
Summary: [DOGFOOD] Profile manager states no backwards compatibility after profile conversion → Profile manager states no backwards compatibility after profile conversion
Whiteboard: [PDT+]
*** 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).
Assignee: rudman → verah
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.)
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
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.
Assignee: verah → ben
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
wording changes checked in. 
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
build 2000021109
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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