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<broken out of 34836> The dialog that results if you launch the installer on a pre-Mac OS 8.5 system is ambiguous and needs some quick layout fixes: * I believe the top edge of the text string should be aligned with the top edge of the "!" icon, unless this has changed since the 1992 HIGs (p. 194) * The text string is ambiguous, and may result in problems when other people use the installer for non-Netscape applications. Specifically, it says: "Sorry! Can not install this product because MacOS 8.5 or higher is required to run it." first: -> "Can not" -> Cannot -> "MacOS" -> "Mac OS" Secondly, the phrasing is inefficient: e.g. "This product requires Mac OS 8.5 or higher." -> I'm not sure if "Sorry!" is unprofessional in a dialog box. I've normally only seen it in shareware applications. -> Is it correct that the installer does not require Mac OS 8.5? What's the Mozilla installer's minimum OS? What if someone distributes the Mozilla installer to install a product that requires Mac OS 7.6, but the Mozilla installer requires (say) 8.1? Would this error message then make sense? BTW, welcome back from Seattle, Samir. ;)
Geeky Mac issue; QA assigning to self.
QA Contact: gbush → elig
The installer requires Mac OS 8.5 (note the space between 'Mac' and 'oS' :o)). Hence, folks who use our installer will require Mac OS 8.5 to install. Unless of course they ship with AppearanceLib, IconServicesLib, and NavigationLib all statically linked (which would bloat the installer). If they are going to tinker with the linkage they will be able to change this message too. They are "at their own risk" at that point. I'll use the supplied message and realign the text accordingly.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → M16
The installer should weak-link with 8.5 libs, and do runtime tests to see if the user has 8.5, putting up the 'we can't install or run' dialog if necessary. This is important, I think; there is no worse impression we can give than to have somone run the installer under 8.5, and get a cryptic messsage that 'AppearanceLib' could not be found.
Simon, The installer does that. This bug is a spin off of bug 34836 that addresses the weak linking issue and the dialog. We are merely getting the wording and dialog alignment straight with this bug.
Matthew (or Verah if you feel so inclined) --- Do you feel that "This product requires Mac OS 8.5 or higher." is a fine text string to describe the case in question to the user, or do you have a better suggestion that you'd like to share with Samir? Thanks!
"This product requires Mac OS 8.5 or higher" is fine. In the past I fussed over the word "higher," which seemed odd in this context, but this phrase is what users are accustomed to seeing now. So, it's cool with me. We need to fix the product name ASAP, by the way. We simply can't go around referring to "Mac OS" as "MacOS."
I wouldn't say `this product'. Why not just `Mozilla'? Or, if it's a general installer thing (rather than a specific Mozilla thing), `this software'? I know! How about `This software requires a version of Mac OS with a version number 0.89 higher than the lowest version required to run Internet Explorer 5' ... :-/
"This software" sounds good to me!
updating mac mozilla installer QA contact to me
QA Contact: elig → asa
this is easy, and should just be done. Unless it was done, in which case it should be verified.
Keywords: helpwanted, nsbeta3, verifyme
The simple text change should be done. Would seem easy enough for an interested party to fix so low priority.
Priority: P3 → P4
Addressed the layout fix. The top edge of the text should now be aligned with the top edge of the alert icon. Changed the text to: "Cannot install this software because Mac OS 8.5 or higher is required to run it."
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: asa → gbush
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