yep, this has been there for a while. Let me check if there is a bug filed against this.
A similar thing happens on the Sun site when you try to download Java for the first time. I think this could be a Mozilla-only bug since in commerical Netscape, we ship with the Java plugin already installed and therefore you aren't prompted to download anything. Works pretty good for me with PR3.
*** Bug 55223 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This will not be a Mozilla-only bug. We only bundle the Sun JVM with Netscape 6 Custom (default Custom == Complete since all options are turned on), not in Minimal or Typical. The best user experience would be: (1) If you need Java, only the Java window pops up. (2) If you need a plug-in, only the plug-in finder window pops up. It's unfortunate that two windows are popping up, but this may fall into the category of "things we can live with for RTM." Thoughts? cc:ing johng as NavPM for thoughts on Navigator Plug-in download UE, rebron for Netscape.com plug-in downloading UE consideration, drapeau because this impacts the ease of getting the Java VM and Sun may be concerned enough about that distribution UE enough to supply a resource to fix this even if Netscape can't.
I think return false might not be working. I need to make a huge testsuite for it.
ekrock: this is not something that customers will live with. They'll see a locked up app, assume that plugin installation is hopelessly buggy and give up. When this happened to me I accidently noticed the modal dialog and dismissed it. I doubt that most people will be that patient or care enough to bother reading release notes. Speaking of which, does this affect pr3? Should it be added to the release notes? Adding relnote keywords just in case. How about at least making the dialog non-modal.
Keywords: relnote, relnote3
"the big empty window" is step 7, I think, only it wasn't quite empty for me. It had the text "[object Window]" in the content area
No lock up for me...i can dismiss the window and dialog easily.
Dawn endico's comments shud have been in bug 55261 rather than here. Ther eis no lock up issue on windows. I tried installating this today and I see two windows open up. One as mentioned by buster and the other window pops up after you have downloaded the file using ftp. The window says something like "Install success" while the installation is about to begin in the background.This window comes above all open windows and user has to minimize other windows to proceed with the jre installation.Why do we need full size windows popping up after every click? This certainly looks bad. (build used:2000100608). For the records, installation proceeds fine and java plugins gets installed.
I re-installed java with yesterday's build and no longer had the problem of the hidden modal dialog locking things up.
I'm not sure what I was doing last week. If I fix the typo "fucntion", I get the same results on IE, Moz, and NS 4.x. Oops :)
Dawn, does this need an RTM release note of any sort? The blurb: It seems unclear to me whether this bug requires either of a "developer" or "user" release note for Netscape 6 RTM. If anyone feels it does, can they please draft one and then nominate with the relnote-user or relnote-devel strings in the Status Whiteboard. Thanks :-) Gerv
Someone else needs to right the relnote text, basically it's an explanation of how to get to the important window. I think it is as simple as closing a window whose content becomes [object window] after invoking the plugin downloader
I added the relnote keyword because of the problem I had where everything was locked up because of the hidden modal dialog. If that's not a problem any more then I guess there's no need for a relnote. (bug 55261)
Future. Not a N6 RTM blocker.
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Is anyone still seeing this bug?
this is not happening anymore, if you do encounter a "freeze" please see bug 131508. The extra pop-up is not happening. If you do encounter this problem, please reopen and specify steps to reproduce.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
hm, I think I saw it last week. Let me try this again. The jre installer is wrapped up in xpi but I still see the "blank object widnow'. Gotta confirm this.....
Like I guessed, This still does happen. ON today's breanch build on NT, if a user has one browser window open and clicks on the default plugin to download the java plugin..at the end of the installation, he ends up with 3 more windows (two browser windows : one that says '[object window]' and another one that gives you the installation results. The third window is the popup which allows you to choose the version of jre one wants. In an ideal world, one would like to see only the "installation results" message window ( that too should be made to go away automatically..maybe" . Other two windows are useless after the installation. One has to close them manually. Reopening......
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
I could not get this to happen on the trunk, I didn't test this on the branch
this needs to be resolved by the xpi team. A suggestion to resolve this could be: -> check out the ipix download, see http://www.ipix.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi?application/x-ipix
Assignee: av → greggl
Status: REOPENED → NEW
*** Bug 156557 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This doesn't happen any more.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago → 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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