[Meta] Mailing Lists: Bugs caused by problem: Contacts list pane of contained contacts not updated/refreshed (artefacts, duplicate entries, apparent and real dataloss of cards, display names etc.)

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major
6 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: bugzilla2007, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

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(Depends on: 9 bugs, {meta})

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Details

There's a really insidious problem in Mailing Lists:

For most changes done in the Mailing List Properties dialogue, the list of contained contacts in *Contacts List Pane* of *main AB* (on the right) does not update immediately to reflect these changes. Instead, users are facing all sorts of undefined states and artefacts:
- duplicate entries
- stale entries showing wrong information
Which in turn leads to more errors, including dataloss, as users are trying to fix or remove these stale or ghost entries (for ugly "workaround", see below).

This meta bug wants to collect the subset of Mailing List bugs that are a direct result of this broken update of the contacts list, so that duplicates can be identified and if this problem is ever fixed, we can resolve related bugs more easily. Unless declared otherwise in subsequent comments, I think it's ok if we add strong suspects, but don't be too generous as we'll end up collecting too much.

This meta bug *does not* collect *all* Mailing List related bugs, because if summary correctly contains "Mailing List", these are easily found with simple search:

Basic general overview search for "Mailing list" related bugs in TB and MailNews Core:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=%3Athun%2Cmail%20summary%3A%22mailing%20list%22%2C%22mail%20list%22;list_id=3158999

Another interesting Meta bug in this context:
Bug 757736 - [Meta] Relationship of mailing lists with address book cards is conceptually flawed - explore improvement options

I think the scope of that bug is different (larger, more conceptual, less technical), but there might be intersections with this bug.

The fix of this problem should happen in a separate bug, not here.

"Workaround" until this is fixed:

As a temporary and ugly "workaround" (most literally) for the problem of this meta bug:

After each change in Mailing List Properties Dialogue, before you proceed in main AB view:
- click on another item in the main list of Address books on the right
- re-select your Mailing List (single-left-click)
-> this forces a list update which will remove all duplicates, artefacts etc., so you're now seeing the data which is *really* existing, which is kinda helpful.
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Updated

6 years ago
Keywords: meta
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: [Meta] Mailing Lists: Bugs caused by "Contacts list pane of contained contacts not updated/refreshed (artefacts, duplicate entries, apparent and real dataloss etc.) → [Meta] Mailing Lists: Bugs caused by problem: Contacts list pane of contained contacts not updated/refreshed (artefacts, duplicate entries, apparent and real dataloss of cards, display names etc.)
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 434014, 534564, 699357, 628035
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Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 715694
(Reporter)

Comment 1

6 years ago
This bug should really *block* bug 413260, but that creates circular dependency so it becomes *depends on*.
Depends on: 413260
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Comment 2

6 years ago
(In reply to Thomas D. from comment #1)
> This bug should really *block* bug 413260, but that creates circular
> dependency so it becomes *depends on*.

Same applies for bug 464833.
Depends on: 464833
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Severity: normal → major

Comment 3

4 years ago
Maybe this gets fixed by bug 1061648. Steven, can you look at it with your knowledge gained from that bug?
Flags: needinfo?(sschaub)
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Updated

4 years ago
Depends on: 1061648
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Updated

4 years ago
Depends on: 1106783
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Updated

2 years ago
Depends on: 1329295

Updated

2 years ago
Depends on: 694925

Updated

a year ago
Depends on: 1352079

Updated

a year ago
Depends on: 1371336
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