Need to add Windows XP.
Some people (like me) are already using Windows XP for bug reporting. This is easily fixed, no?
site-specific -> mozilla.org
Assignee: tara → endico
Component: Bugzilla → Bugzilla: Other moz.org Issues
Product: Webtools → mozilla.org
QA Contact: matty → myk
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.16 → ---
Version: Bugzilla 2.10 → other
Convince me that Windows is XP and I'll do it.
I'm not convinced we should add an OS that is not released yet.
Likewise, I would appreciate having XP on the OS list since I'm running it. Matty: Didn't we have OS X on the OS list before it went gold?
Yes, and we had Windows ME as well. Evidently the resistance in this case (from Dawn, at least) is partly that the operating system's name dilutes the meaning of XP. Unfortunately, this _is_ the name Microsoft has chosen (and yes, the entire Office XP suite is already out), so I don't see what the trouble is.
Windows is going to be called Windows XP. It just is. I'm on the latest build now. Office XP is out. The operating system is called Windows XP, and us refusing to add it to our bug tracking system won't change that. So now that I've got an XP-only bug in hand with no true way to report it, can we please just add this operating system?
*** Bug 90549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please add this. We are getting bugs filed which are specific to Windows XP and there is not a good way to track those bugs via query. We probably want to make sure Mozilla continues to get testing against Windows XP (before Windows XP) ships to make sure Mozilla is compatible with this OS and providing the choice of Windows XP in the OS field helps to categorize these specific bugs to WinXP.
*** Bug 92765 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is a valid request. Expecially since some of us who bang on Mozilla as a hobby are doing so under WinXP, and there is already a WinXP meta tracking bug. Bug 67221 Resistance or not, this is a valid request, and saying because it's not out yet is silly. Sure, it's not retail yet, neither is Mozilla. Ever think that people are using Moz on WinXP to test?
*** Bug 97221 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
XP has now gone gold. It will be released for sale in October, but will be loaded on new PCs before that.
bug 62663 detailed setting up moz to give an NT5.1 useragent string for WinXP so bug 98999 was reported as OS: Windows NT This is decidedly confusing and this clearly shows that soon we will have lots of people installing WinXP and reporting bugs under WinNT(because of the UA String), Win2k(because they know XP is 2kV2) or Other(because they know it doesn't fit under the existing categories and that's what other is for). If there is opposition to the use of the term XP it could be Win eXPerienced (Yuk)
While I agree Microsoft shouldn'thave chosen XP as it's even more meaningless than ME, it was supposed to stand for eXPerience, as though the Windows experience was so wonferful that it was a religious event, if someone has a problem with it, tough. They named it Windows XP, and so that's what we need to add to track it. We've got Win95, 98, ME was added when they shoved that on shelves, and Win2k as well. I'm sorry if someone objects to it, but facts are facts. Microsoft has never been one to follow a logical numbering/naming scheme for their applications, and it's just something that we have to live with. Now, thinking ahead, someone is going to say "If we add Windows XP then people will think that it means Cross Plaform, meaning all windows platforms". Solution: Label it Windows XP/NT5.1 or something. Any way you cut it, it's going to need to be added. I've already seen issues peculiar to XP during the beta cycle of XP, and I can guarantee you we'll see them on the RTM version. And I don't think waiting till October is a good thing to do either. It's been RTMed, as well as released to OEMs for preloading. You'll be able to buy a box with XP preloaded sooner than you'll be able to buy XP in stores. Just be thankful no one is yelling bout changing the OS to say "GNU/Linux". ;)
Myk, maybe this is something you can do quickly?
*** Bug 108008 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
i've added Windows XP to the localconfig file. There is a bugzilla upgrade happening real soon. XP will get picked up then. I'm reluctant to run checksetup.pl since i'm not sure there aren't any nasty surprises waiting for me. Reassigning to Myk since he's the one doing the update and the one who did the last update so he'll probably know the state of the tree and know whether its ok to run checksetup.pl now.
Assignee: endico → myk
*** Bug 108141 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This will get taken care of in the b.m.o. upgrade scheduled for Wednesday, November 7. .
Depends on: 103885
this is fixed... XP is in the OS list.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Verified XP is on the OS list
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Component: Bugzilla: Other b.m.o Issues → General
Product: mozilla.org → bugzilla.mozilla.org
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