Closed Bug 306175 Opened 15 years ago Closed 13 years ago

SeaMonkey should offer to migrate Thunderbird profile

Categories

(Core Graveyard :: Profile: Migration, defect)

x86
All
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: mnyromyr, Unassigned)

References

Details

Just as Thunderbird offers to migrate Mozilla profiles, we should have an
end-user-friendly way to migrate Thunderbird's profile data into a SeaMonkey
profile. 
This option should both be available on startup of a new SeaMonkey profile and
as part of data import.
Additionally, there should be a way to import from Thunderbird TO Thunderbird.

I didn't see another bug on this, so am adding it here. 
Flags: blocking-aviary2?
Flags: blocking-aviary2?
Summary: SeaMonkey should offer to migrate Thunderbird profile → SeaMonkey should offer to migrate Thunderbird profile
(In reply to comment #1)
> Additionally, there should be a way to import from Thunderbird TO Thunderbird.
> 
> I didn't see another bug on this, so am adding it here. 
> 

This bug is about migration of a Thunderbird profile to SeaMonkey - ie what SeaMonkey can do with profiles, it isn't about what Thunderbird does with profiles.
Concur. On January 9th, I changed to the Firefox/Thunderbird combo while awaiting release of SeaMonkey. When I *upgraded* (smile) to SeaMonkey today, email was started off as of January 9th. Since I know how to maneuver the file system, I simply copied the files for each account from the Thunderbird profiles to the Mozilla profiles, which got me up to date.

I would suggest checking for Thunderbird during install, and checking the date of the files to see if there is a notable difference. If there is, Thunderbird files should probably be copied to the Moz profiles.

And while I'm at it, can we stop calling it Mozilla and call it SeaMonkey? Darned thing is confusing when hacking the file system.
Once we implement SeaMonkey as an xul application (Bug 328887), and fix bug 329744, doing the Thunderbird migration will be easy (there's already a wip patch on bug 329744). Adding relevant dependencies.
Depends on: suiterunner, 329744
We need to consider what happens when there's both an old sm profile (or even an ns4 profile if there's still migration from that) and a tb profile. Are they to be merged? Do you select one of them for importing? Can you change your mind later and also import the other one? etc.
Duplicate of this bug: 378460
(In reply to comment #1)
> Additionally, there should be a way to import from Thunderbird TO Thunderbird.
> 
> I didn't see another bug on this, so am adding it here. 
> 

The code however, could possibly be utilised by the Thunderbird team, since Thunderbird - Thunderbird migration has been requested for a long time.
This bug has now been fixed by bug 329744 for suiterunner builds ready for when they go live on trunk.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > Additionally, there should be a way to import from Thunderbird TO Thunderbird.
> > 
> > I didn't see another bug on this, so am adding it here. 
> > 
> 
> This bug is about migration of a Thunderbird profile to SeaMonkey - ie what
> SeaMonkey can do with profiles, it isn't about what Thunderbird does with
> profiles.
> 

(In reply to comment #7)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > Additionally, there should be a way to import from Thunderbird TO Thunderbird.
> > 
> > I didn't see another bug on this, so am adding it here. 
> > 
> 
> The code however, could possibly be utilised by the Thunderbird team, since
> Thunderbird - Thunderbird migration has been requested for a long time.
> 


Well, since I couldn't find it, I created the true Thunderbird version of this bug:
Bug 382080 – Thunderbird should offer to migrate Thunderbird profile
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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