os integration component




17 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Jesse Ruderman, Assigned: Hixie (not reading bugmail))





17 years ago
It might be useful to have an "os integration" component, or a set of 
components ("os integration: windows", ...) for things like registering file 
types, registering url schemes (bug 70264), adding a tray icon for new mail, 
etc.  Right now those bugs are scattered throughout various components.

Comment 1

17 years ago
blake, law, sairuh, would this be useful? as part of the XPApps cleanup maybe
(bug 68621)?
Severity: enhancement → normal
Priority: -- → P3
i've filed bug 77237 as a request to have a File Handling component. sounds like
this one would overlap with 77237. what preference do folx have? if people favor
the description in this one, i'd actually change the name "OS Integration" to
something else, as it sounds a bit too vague to me.

Comment 3

16 years ago
Asa: Did anything happen here? I'm trying to track down some OS integration
bugs, but I can't find any sure way of listing all of them, since we seem to
have no appropriate component.

Comment 4

16 years ago
ian, no, nothing happened here. 

anyone on the cc: care to comment? do you want this? will one of you own it? I'm
sure that some set of bugs in XP apps could comfortably fit in this bucket.

So do we need one for Browser and one for MailNews too?

sspitzer, putterman, do you think this would be useful for MaiNews?

Comment 5

16 years ago
If it would make it easier for other people to look for things than I'm not
against having a Mailnews version of this, though I don't think it's necessary
because I don't think we have too many bugs on this right now for mail.  Right
now they probably are all under Mail Window Frontend.

Comment 6

16 years ago
I'd like a set of components, one for each major platform (win/mac/unix).  I'll
own the windows one (but I don't want the other platforms).
was just chatting with Asa over irc about this... what do people think of just
making this part of the "file handling" component i've proposed in bug 77237?

i admit, i don't have a strong idea as to how many bugs have already been filed
re: OS integration, so i'm not sure how much "unecessary" bug-bloat this would
cause in a file handling component.

if people would rather have os integration as a separate component[s]: i'm not
sure i should be the default qa contact for all three components [win32, unix, mac].

lisa & other qa ppl, any ideas who'd be able to cover those test areas [or,
who's already testing them]?  i might be able to cover unix and mac, but prolly
not win32... 

Comment 8

16 years ago
Some of the bugs that would land under "os integration" would fit under "file
handling," but not all.  For example, somebody is going to ask that choosing
"Configure..." when right-clicking on Mozilla in the WinXP Start Menu open
Mozilla's pref window, rather than IE's Internet Options.  That's not going to
be a "file handling" bug.

Comment 9

15 years ago
Assignee: asa → ian

Comment 10

15 years ago
There's no clear request here. For a new component I need a name, a description
which explains by example what bugs are appropriate, a volunteer to own the
component, and a volunteer to QA the component.

WONTFIX. Please reopen if you can provide the above. Thanks.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 11

15 years ago
fwiw, Chimera:
OS Integration sfraser@netscape.com petersen@netscape.com
For issues with integrating Chimera with Mac OS X. For example: Services.

How about, Description:
For issues integrating with the OS. Including associating files and protocols
with Mozilla and setting Mozilla as the default application.

proposed Owner: Law, QA: Sairuh

At some point (perhaps now), I'd imagine the Owner and QA would diverge.
Summary: os integration component(s) → os integration component

Comment 12

15 years ago
law, se: do you want this?
i think i need to pass on this one, sorry.

as it stands now, for win32 and mac os integration issues, we have two QA on
those --pmac@netscape.com for win32 and petersen@netscape.com for mac os. (linux
is up in the air, alas.) i'm not sure who'd be the "default" developers for
those --bill has done win32 in the past, but i don't know who'd be the one
nowadays for mac os or linux...

Comment 14

15 years ago
Ok, so what I'm hearing is that there isn't really a big demand for this. Please
do not hesitate to file a new bug if this changes.

Comment 15

15 years ago
I'm going to mark this "verified" as "won't fix" at this time.
Component: Bugzilla: Keywords & Components → Administration
Product: mozilla.org → bugzilla.mozilla.org
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