Thunderbird displays useless "Don't import anything" dialog on first launch

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

Thunderbird
Migration
VERIFIED FIXED
12 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Matthew Paul Thomas, Assigned: timeless)

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Attachments

(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
Thunderbird 1.5.0.4, Ubuntu 6.06

I just installed Thunderbird, and the first thing it did when I ran it was show me a dialog asking what I wanted to import. That would have been great (I'd like my Evolution settings imported), but there was only one radio button in the dialog: "Don't import anything".

If Thunderbird can't find anything to import, it would be much better not to show this window at all.

Comment 1

12 years ago
*** Bug 344133 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(Assignee)

Comment 2

12 years ago
Created attachment 229710 [details] [diff] [review]
look through the known importers before deciding to construct a useless dialog

i hit this bug while using thunderbird for the first time on opensolaris. it was a terrible first run experience.
Attachment #229710 - Flags: superreview?
Attachment #229710 - Flags: review?
(Assignee)

Updated

12 years ago
Attachment #229710 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Attachment #229710 - Flags: superreview?
Attachment #229710 - Flags: review?(bienvenu)
Attachment #229710 - Flags: review?

Updated

12 years ago
Attachment #229710 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Attachment #229710 - Flags: superreview+
Attachment #229710 - Flags: review?(bienvenu)
Attachment #229710 - Flags: review+

Updated

12 years ago
Whiteboard: [checkin needed]
Assignee: mscott → timeless
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
(Assignee)

Comment 3

12 years ago
Comment on attachment 229710 [details] [diff] [review]
look through the known importers before deciding to construct a useless dialog

mozilla/mail/components/migration/src/nsProfileMigrator.cpp 	1.10
Attachment #229710 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Updated

12 years ago
Whiteboard: [checkin needed]
(Assignee)

Updated

12 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 4

12 years ago
Verified FIXED with Thunderbird version 3 alpha 1 (20060731).
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 5

12 years ago
Comment on attachment 229710 [details] [diff] [review]
look through the known importers before deciding to construct a useless dialog

We should get this in on branch.
Attachment #229710 - Flags: approval-thunderbird2?

Updated

12 years ago
Attachment #229710 - Flags: approval-thunderbird2? → approval-thunderbird2+

Comment 6

12 years ago
timeless: this has approval‑thunderbird2+
Whiteboard: [checkin needed (1.8 branch)]

Comment 7

12 years ago
This probably caused bug 367723.

Updated

12 years ago
Depends on: 367723

Comment 8

12 years ago
Comment on attachment 229710 [details] [diff] [review]
look through the known importers before deciding to construct a useless dialog

Apparently this breaks importing if data exists to import. (See bug 367723.)

Fortunately, timeless did NOT check this in on the 1.8 branch. Removing approval flag until we can figure out what to do.
Attachment #229710 - Flags: approval-thunderbird2+

Updated

12 years ago
Whiteboard: [checkin needed (1.8 branch)]

Updated

10 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 419694

Comment 10

10 years ago
Created attachment 331562 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch against 1.8 branch

This patch is a backport of the original patch against the 1.8 branch (well, there was not much to change ;))
Attachment #331562 - Flags: review?(dmose)

Comment 11

10 years ago
will this patch for 1.8 be included?

Comment 12

10 years ago
Probably not as the 1.8 branch is for security and crash fixes. This is polish, and thunderbird3 is scheduled to be out in not so many months anyway.
Comment on attachment 331562 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch against 1.8 branch

Comment 12 sounds right to me: I don't think we'd take this on branch.  Because we're resource constrained the only way we can ensure sufficient branch stability is by minimizing the amount of patches we take there.  Sorry for not responding to the review request sooner.
Attachment #331562 - Flags: review?(dmose)

Updated

8 years ago
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