2000102021 SEA linux If i add a helper application via preferences, an entry (several) for it will be written to mimeTypes.rdf. If i later modify the entry by "edit"-ing it, the entry in mimeTypes.rdf is not modified: Instead a NEW entry is written there. If i later again DELETE the whole entry from preferences, there are still entries left of it in mimeTypes.rdf. They just won't be displayed in preferences anymore. If i happened to type in errors earlyer, these errors will now remain in mimeTypes.rdf. So I will have to edit it manually to remove all traces of the erronous entry. (path will for instance remain) Perhaps this is the way it's supposed to work, but since i have problems adding both helper types as well as plugins, i thought this was worth mentioning.
Marking obvious dependency. Scott and Eric: I want to talk to you about this, so I can line up and pay you for the work I would like you to do before any work begins on that much less useful rfe to upload multiple files at a time. This is really important to me. Please email me and let me know when we can all three talk together.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Ben owns this preferences panel.
Maybe I am wrong, because Matt owns bug 54059.
After deleting an entry, you can't add it back again (apparently somthing may still be written to the file), and trying to download a file of that type can cause a crash. This is the only crash I have seen more than once in the last 2 months.
Given that flaky and broken helper app controls were one of the most prominent complaints of 6.0, beta1 really shouldn't ship with this.
.8, over to pchen, possible dup or dependency.
Marking mozilla0.8 as other helper apps prefs work is being done in that time frame.
We're past time to cut these low priority bugs from mozilla0.8. Please update these bugs today.
So after carefully reading over this bug, the original problem stated in this bug report was also logged as bug 61079. That fix was checked in last night, so editing of mime types works much better. Marking fixed since the original problem should be fixed, but if you folks still see the other problems in this bug report, please report new bugs.
mime type editing in Prefs is now fixed and working fine. VERIFIED