Tested on 06-27-06-0.9.2 using WinMe-Ja. Steps: 1) Create a profile on Ja 6.1b build (06-07-13-0.9.1 Ja). 2) Open US browser using the profile created in Ja browser. The text for "File", "Edit", "View", and "Help" menu items is missing. Also, some items are missing in the submenus of these items (except "View"--everything appears under "View"). Bugscape 5802 was originally opened as a Ja bug for this problem, but will be closed since this is a core issue. Please refer to 5802 for additional background info.
Jon, Does this sound similar to bug 86807? Seems as though using profiles created in either earlier versions or other language versions causes problems.
Grace, Yes, I was thinking the problem sounds similar. The difference here is that the profile was created in a localized build, whereas in bug 86807 we are dealing with profiles that are created in an earlier US build (6.0 or 6.01), but may have been using a non-English language pack. The problems do seem related though.
I installed 06-21-11-0.9.1 Ja, created a profile, and then launched 06-28-06-0.9.2 using the Ja profile. Here's what was missing from the menu: (note that all menu headings appeared okay) File: Send Page, Send Link Edit: Prefill Form, Save Form Data, View Saved Data View: nothing missing Search: nothing missing Go: nothing missing Bookmarks: no Personal Toolbar Folder (in this case, there is no blank space where it should appear) Tasks: Mail, Instant Messenger Help: nothing missing Note that in the case where items are missing, it is still possible to click where the text should be; in other words, the menu items are still functional. I will attach a couple screenshots of what the menu looks like. Note that after creating a profile in 6.1b-en and opening in 6.1b-ja, when I opened the same profile again in 6.1b-en, different items were missing (even though it was an English profile). When I tried reproducing this with a second profile, the missing items in the Ja build were the same as listed above, and nothing was missing when I opened in the US build again. Here's what was missing in the first profile (on US build): File, Edit, View, and Help headings were missing. Under each heading, the following was missing: File: New New: Navigator Window, Blank Page to Edit Edit: Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Select All, Preferences View: Nothing missing (just the View heading was missing) Search: Everything under Search the Web missing (there wasn't even blank space) Go: Nothing missing Bookmarks: Nothing missing (Even Personal Toolbar Folder appears) Tasks: Nothing missing Help: About Plug-ins, About Netscape 6 missing
changing qa contact to jonrubin. how is this different from 86807?
I really don't think this is different from 86807. This bug was created from Bugscape 5802, which was closed as invalid because the problem reported there was not a localization issue. My confusion on what's supported stems from Allan's statement on 06/02 in Bug 5802: "A profile created on 5-31 carries no warranty of compatibility with previous pre-beta releases. We should probably be compatible with US profiles, although this may not be possible either. Take a look at this after we receive the complete translations." This makes it sound like we support only the scenario where a user creates a profile in one version, such as 6.01, and then upgrades using the same profile. But is that any different from creating a profile in an earlier build and then opening it in a later build? I think if the profile appears in Profile Manager, we have to guarantee compatibility with that build. If it is agreed that this is the same as bug 86807, we can probably close this as a dupe, although bug 5802 is where this problem was originally reported, and that predates bug 86807.
we need a solution for backwards compatibility, so the comment is not quite right. Regardless of what bug was logged before, you should close as dup the one that has less comments on it and keep the one with the more history as the valid one. We really need Tao to look at these bugs.
I will talk to Tao about this on Monday and then close this one if it is in fact a dupe.
Jonathan - Was this a dupe?
Yes, I will go ahead and mark it as a dupe of bug 86807. This bug was originally part of a Bugscape bug that was later split into 3 separate bugzilla bugs. In any case, this problem has been fixed. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 86807 ***
Verified per my last comment.