Definitely post-beta. How much priority should this get?
The priority depends on whether this is the preferred alternative to fixing bug 7428.
would this be a job for Paul? I assume this bug is to add the toilet plungers to the lower left corner of each window.
Putting on [nsbeta2+] radar. But MUST complete work by 05/16 or we may pull this feature for PR2.
Putting on [nsbeta2-] radar. Removing [5/16]. Missed the Netscape 6 feature train. Please set to MFuture.
This is insane! Are you really going to ship a product without an offline mode? As far as the network is concerned, all we have to do is hook up a little checkbox to the profile manager dialog! How hard can that be?
warren - offline mail has clearly mised the train. If offline browsing is simply a dialog and/or pref, please let us know.
Why would offline mode be anywhere in the profile manager? Most people never see the profile manager. I assume this is state you'd want to switch during a session rather than a choice you want to make only once per profile. Offline mode used to be in a menu. That seems like a more appropriate place for it. Perhaps Ben should be the owner?
If you don't add a pref for this (checkbox in the profile picker) then we'll hang on startup without a network.
Steve: There's a "Work offline" checkbox on the profile picker startup dialog in 4.x. That's what I want here.
Something like 80% or more of real users never ever ever see the profile selector. That is totally the wrong place to put this.
the point is that people who want to choose offline or online mode at startup are told to run with the profile manager.
That sure adds to the complexity of using this feature. Is it still a requirement? Isn't it possible to switch modes several times during a single session now? If this is absolutely the right place for this, then this should go to Ben Goodger for the UI work.
this is only needed IFF you want to choose when you start up if you're going to be offline or online. If you think about it, you'll realize that if you want to make that choice at startup, you need to be prompted before the browser or mailnews starts, because both of them will make network connections. We could have invented some other prompting mechanism at startup, but the profile manager already existed. Hope this makes sense.
Ben, this is a request to have the profile selector interface give the user the choice of working offline. Warren has some interface you can call when the choice is toggled.
Re-summarized bug, added "FEATURE" to status whiteboard, and moved to M20. Can someone please "nsbeta-" this? It can wait for beta 3.
Excuse me, but isn't this the feature-complete beta?!
If you can start up offline, and no crash or problem occurs. gbush, can you mve around, get control in the app? If so, there is no bug. This UI feature is out for RTM.
You will HANG with no network. We need this "feature."
Putting on [nsbeta2+] radar for beta2 fix.
verifying 'offline' UI widget on ProfileManager- not verifying behavior- see bug 7428 and bug 21835 builds 2000060508 Linux/Mac currently when choosing offline, sidebar does not load on Linux or Win32 (does load on Mac), nor does an opening page, can compose mail for send later