Mac (2000-07-12-15 M17) 1. On mac, launch the browser and switch it to Classic skin 2. Lre-launch the browser, select Task|Messenger Actual result: No response. No Messenger pops up Expect result: should bring up Messenger 3. Exit browser 4. Drag Messenger icon into Netscape icon, Actual result: A Messenger window pops up, the 3-pane window are all blank, eventually Messenger hangs. Expected result: 3 pane window should display folders, and thread pane and workable. Linux (2000-07-12-11 M17) On Linux, when I use ./netscape -mail option, the Messenger window comes up with folders, and headers in thread pane. However, it freezes. I cannot select message or view message This problem does not occur on Win32
mark nsbeta2 since I assume we want folks to use Mail and the classic skin at the same time.
Severity: normal → critical
Summary: Classic skin fails on Messenger → Classic skin fails on Messenger - Mail does not come up
side note: Fenella, on Win32, using the classic skin, can you select messages to read them?
Yes. I can view message on win32 using classic skin
Hmm! Linux is inconsistent, using the same build, I can view message in Classic skin.
Putting on [nsbeta2-] radar. Not critical to beta2. Adding "relnote" keyword for PR2 release.
Under this morning's build, I was unable to launch Mail as well. After stepping through with the debugger, though, the bug went away. Now the bug is only intermittent even after numerous restarts and without running with the debugger beforehand (so Mail mostly launches now). After talking with Chris Saari and going over Mozilla with Metrowerks debugger, we've concluded that this bug probably relates to a timing issue (bug #44342), which was supposedly resolved on 7/11. However, since some of us are still seeing the bug, maybe we should reopen #44342. Also, this is a serious bug and should be nominated again for nsbeta2+. It is crucial that the major windows (Browser, Mail, Composer) display under the classic skin for this beta release.
Depends on: 44342
clearing status whiteboard per new comments for pdt to reevaluate.
Linux (2000-07-14-08 M17) RE: comment dated 7/12 on Linux > On Linux, when I use ./netscape -mail option, the Messenger window comes up with folders, and headers in thread pane. However, it freezes. I cannot select message or view message This problem also occurs in the 7/14 Linux builds.
On linux, sometimes a password dialog pops up. After I enter password and click ok, seamonkey freezes.
Putting on [nsbeta2+] radar for beta2 fix.
Nikhil and Andrew, please fix this one soon.
Assignee: hangas → nbhatla
Starting to get familiar with mailnews today... ramping up. Ill help as much as I can. Ill powwow with Nikhil.
Is anyone still seeing this bug from builds after 7/14? Also, if you are, be sure to view bug #44342. After reading through the bug conversation, it appears as if this bug may be a dup of that one. If anyone is still unable to launch Mail in recent builds, then bug #44342 should not be resolved and this should be marked as dup.
duplicate bug http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45725 shows a stack trace / infinite loop info from a debug build.
Nikhil: this problem is not the same as 44342 because switching to the modern skin fixes the startup problem that is reported. And, the dup bug reported by pinkerton is on the 7/17 builds.
I don't think bug #45725 is a dup, because it occurs after a succesful launch of the mail app, while this bug concerns the inability to successfully launch mail.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2+] → [nsbeta2+] ETA: 7/21
GOT IT! I finally tracked this sucker down. Checkin shortly. In /communicator/sidebar/sidebar.css, the class .iframe-panel will not accept a "border-top" style. With a border-top in addition to the other three borders, Mail crashes. Without a border-top style, it does not! I have no idea what's going on here, but this must be a deeper bug. I will temporarily fix it by removing the "border-top" style. Someone should really fix the underlying code though.
Also, I know believe this bug to be a dup of bug #45725.
Bug 45925 split off for that CSS issue.
Fix is in. Be sure to test it in tomorrow's build. Lemme know if it worked across the board.
*** Bug 45725 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Updating QA contact. Fenella, fix may not show up until 7/21 builds.
QA Contact: paw → fenella
You are right, Jan, the fix is not in today's build, I'll check tomorrow's. Thanks,
Reopening. Actually, the fix (comment out border-top:) went in for Mac, and I mail works with the classic skin on the Mac. However, Linux also needed some of this love, and on a current tip build, I hang using mailnews with the classic skin [and I get that same recursive stack of box reflows]. If I comment out 'border-top:' for .iframe-panel in 'sidebar.css' for the classic skin on Linux, I don't get the hang, and mailnews runs. Just need to make that checkin to the Linux skin to get past this bug.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Sorry about that. I'll check the fix in today for linux as well.
Linux fix is checked in. Marking fixed.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago → 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Unable to verify due to bug46035
Linux (2000-07-26-08 M17) Win32 (2000-07-26-09 M17) mac (2000-07-25-11 M17) Verify that this problem has been fixed.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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