Closed Bug 252640 Opened 18 years ago Closed 10 years ago

Separate webplatform profile data into a shared, common directory

Categories

(Core Graveyard :: Profile: BackEnd, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: darin.moz, Unassigned)

References

Details

Separate webplatform profile data into a shared, common directory.  Use IPC
mechanism to enable safe multi-process access to these data files.

Webplatform profile data includes:

  cert8.db
  key3.db
  secmod.db
  cookies.txt
  prefs.js
  Cache/*

This list may also include hostperm.1 at some point.

Possible file structure (linux perspective):

Shared profile data:    ~/.mozilla/toolkit/default.abc/
Firefox profile data:   ~/.mozilla/firefox/default.efg/
Tbird profile data:     ~/.mozilla/thunderbird/default.hij/

Embedders of the XUL toolkit (via the xulrunner or straight XRE embedding)
should be able to define their application name, and have profile data live
under ~/.mozilla/{$app-name}/default.xyz/ and have access to the shared profile
data under ~/.mozilla/toolkit/default.abc/.

We may also want to support a mode in which embedders do not have to run with an
application specific profile directory.

A core feature of pref sharing is the ability for applications to define the
subset of preferences that are shared (or inherited from the shared profile
location).
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.9alpha
bug 250856 / bug 135061 seems to be about the cache part of this
Depends on: 135061
Target Milestone: mozilla1.9alpha → Future
Assignee: darin → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Adding dependency on bug 408156, which addresses the issue of defining different sets of preferences and splitting the preferences file accordingly.
Depends on: 408156
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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