remove Mozilla Preferences shortcut

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla0.9.9


19 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: jj.enser)




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(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [nsbeta3-][nsbeta2-][rtm-])


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19 years ago
in bug 40698, the -pref option was removed for winnt and linux. this bug is the
for the Mac "equivalent": we might as well be consistent and remove the Mozilla
Preferences shortcut/icon. after all, double-clicking it doesn't even bring up
the Preferences dialog (merely starts up the browser).

Comment 1

19 years ago
Don et al,
This can be changed to "build/config" component
feel free to reassign this to me if this gets approved. (I don't see any beta2 or 
dogfood keyword for the moment)

Comment 2

19 years ago
nominating for beta2 (no biggie, tho').
Keywords: nsbeta2

Comment 3

19 years ago
Putting on [nsbeta2-] radar. Not critical to beta2. 
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-]

Comment 4

19 years ago
Chris, let's fix this before we go out the door.  I don't think it's needed for 
beta 3.  See my comments in bug #40698.
Assignee: don → mcafee
Keywords: polish
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] → [nsbeta3-][nsbeta2-]

Comment 5

19 years ago
if bug 46105 is fixed before this one, pls invalidate this bug.
Adding nsbeta3 keyword to bugs which already have nsbeta3 status markings so 
the queries don't get all screwed up.
Keywords: nsbeta3

Comment 7

19 years ago
over to pchen.
Assignee: mcafee → pchen


19 years ago

Comment 8

19 years ago
Paul, let's try and coordinate this in the next 2 days if possible because I'll 
be on vacation after that and this change has implication on the release build 
packaging process.


18 years ago
OS: All


18 years ago
Depends on: 56144
Keywords: nsbeta2, nsbeta3 → rtm

Comment 9

18 years ago
Paul, see if you can come up with a patch for this ...
Whiteboard: [nsbeta3-][nsbeta2-] → [nsbeta3-][nsbeta2-][rtm need info]

Comment 10

18 years ago
Created attachment 17874 [details] [diff] [review]
remove perl code to make preferences document

Comment 11

18 years ago
just got r=pinkerton

Comment 12

18 years ago
Dup of 56144, unless you want to actually remove the file from teh build. Either 
way, if 56144 is fixed, this bug is irrelevant to RTM.

Comment 13

18 years ago
#56144 is now fixed, and no "pref" shortcut will appear with commercial rtm 
this bug remains valid for mozilla builds and trunk commercial.

Also, keep in mind that adding or removing files from the build script, resulting 
in a change in what gets exported to mozilla:dist:viewer, often has repercutions 
on the installer and should be reflected in mozilla/xpinstall/packages-mac
(that's where I just removed the extra shortcuts, including Mozilla Preferences, 
see #56144)

note: if the proposed patch is still pertinent, it could be enhanced to remove 
other potentially obsolete shortcuts.

Comment 14

18 years ago
True, but I wouldn't stop ship to remove those shortcuts.  Minus.
Whiteboard: [nsbeta3-][nsbeta2-][rtm need info] → [nsbeta3-][nsbeta2-][rtm-]
Netscape Nav Triage Team: If patch already available, please review and check 
in. This is not a Netscape beta stopper.
Keywords: nsbeta1-

Comment 16

18 years ago
We need an update on this:
- list of shortcuts to be included in Mozilla developer builds
- list of shortcuts to be included in Mozilla Release builds (subset of the 
- list of shortcuts to be included in Netscape developers builds
- list of shortcuts to be included in Netscape Release builds

this will help figuring out what needs to be changed between the perl script 
(Mozilla/, the installer manifest files (Mozilla/Netscape 
packages-mac), and the release packaging script (BuildCentral)

Comment 17

18 years ago
Marking nsbeta1- bugs as future to get off the radar
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 18

18 years ago
Mozilla shortcuts/prefs launchers have been removed from mozilla _installer_ 
(they still get built into dist).
This issue is largely discussed in bug 74590 as well as http:// and

I think this one can be closed, but I'll let pchen decide.

Comment 19

18 years ago
adding direct link here:

so, i checked the help output and it looks like:

* [reconfirming] in 2001.06.11.08 comm linux bits, -pref is no longer in the
-help output.

* [reconfirming] from smfr's win32 mozilla [debug from 25 may 2001], -pref is no
longer in the -help output.

* [confirming] the Preferences icon is no longer in the Mac 2001.06.07.11-branch
or 2001.06.11.08-trunk comm bits [used blob installers for both].

gonna go check some mozilla and non-installer bits on mac...

Comment 20

18 years ago
more tests:

a. 2001.06.12.08-trunk mozilla installer blob: *still* contains Preferences icon
[not expected].

b. 2001.06.12.08-trunk mozilla non-installer: still contains Preferences icon
[expected per jj's comments].

c. 2001.06.12.08-trunk commercial non-installer: does *not* contain Preferences

d. 2001.06.07.11-branch commercial non-installer: does *not* contain Preferences

because of (a), i'd still keep this open.

interesting that (c) and (d) no longer have the Preferences icon, even tho' the
non-installer bits are used. unless took care of this anyhow, for
commercial builds.

so, readjusting summary so that this reflects the mozilla case.
Summary: remove Mozilla/Netscape Preferences shortcut → remove Mozilla Preferences shortcut
->XP Apps default assignee
Assignee: pchen → trudelle
Component: XP Apps: Cmd-line Features → XP Apps
Target Milestone: Future → ---

Comment 22

17 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 23

17 years ago
future ??? no way.
we have a trivial patch submitted since ... Oct.00 !!!

The proper way to eliminate unnecessary shortcut files from release builds is to
stop exporting them to dist, instead of having patches in the release automation
to undo what the build script has done 5 mn. earlier.

taking bug and marking 0.9.9
Assignee: trudelle → jj
Component: XP Apps → Build Config
Target Milestone: Future → mozilla0.9.9

Comment 24

17 years ago
status update: The standard build script still generates a dozen shortcuts
(Cmd-line files) in dist/viewer, but only 2 of them get packaged into the
installer (Profile Manager and Profile Migration), which is actually what leaves
the buidling.

Se I'll mark this bug fixed since this is enough to correct the problem
initially  reported.
As to removing from the build script the code that exports to (polutes?) dist
with obsolete/unsused shortcuts, I've already asked people's general opinion in
the mozilla newsgroups, but didn't get relevant feedback to go one way or another.

Whenever someone has a strong feeling about removing this code, we'll reopen
this bug or log a new one.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 25

17 years ago
Let's nuke all except the ones we ship, and see who squeals. Seriously.

Comment 26

17 years ago
*zap* no longer there in latest os x mozilla bits.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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