(This bug imported from BugSplat, Netscape's internal bugsystem. It was known there as bug #62432 http://scopus.netscape.com/bugsplat/show_bug.cgi?id=62432 Imported into Bugzilla on 02/03/99 10:48) If you click on a .jar file and its not an ASD file you get a dialog that says: SmartUpdate failed: JAR archive is missing an installer file %s. Since there will be many more jar files in the world than ASD installers (signed scripts, most java programs) users will come across these files frequently and this is a confusing user message. Bug #59454 (making the Windows association for JAR files be Navigator by default depends on this being fixed). -jg
I'll change the wording to anything you'd like, just give me the text. In the future, we'll be smarter about this.
Scott can come up with good English...
Per Aleks request, this goes back to jg. Aleks doesn't think the change will be allowed. Below are my wording suggestions: A similar dialog in Navigator says: "Unable to launch application. The application was not found." So, this dialog might read: "Smart Update unable to launch Java file. A necessary component was not found." If more appropriate, you could swap some other text for 'Java file' or 'necessary component'. For example, an alternative might be "SmartUpdate unable to launch file. The file's type was not recognized."
Aleks, if you want to later this bug thats up to you, but you know that I think its just wrong to ship soemthing this broken. But assigning the bug to me just because you dont care enough to argue for it is ludicrous. Its not my bug, I didnt create it! -jg
I'm adding myself to the cc: list.
4.0 Windows has shipped. Verified LATER.
We need to deal with non-SmartUpdate .JAR's better. New MIME type and extension? Re-think the issue for 5.0
Oops, not a "5.0 SF1" stopper
Moving all Bugsplat bugs for 5.0 to Bugzilla. dveditz, do you still want this moved over for a reminder, or can I close this bug?
Please carry this one over to 5.0
This bug has been moved over to Bugzilla. It has a Bugzilla id of 2855 (http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2855)
Moving to XPInstall component.
testing bugzilla account ...
Bulk move of XPInstall (component to be deleted) bugs to Installer: XPInstall Engine
looks like this was imported twice..
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2855 ***
This was addressed in Bug 2855. Marking Verified.