Extra-large profiles need progress updating on profile migration.

NEW
Unassigned

Status

MailNews Core
Profile Migration
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enhancement
17 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: stephend@netscape.com (gone - use stephen.donner@gmail.com instead), Unassigned)

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Build ID:  2001-08-02-03, Windows 2000.

Summary: Extra-large profiles need status updating on profile migration.

Steps to Reproduce:

1.  Have a "huge" profile which includes many accounts with lots of newsgroups,
as well as IMAP, POP, etc. (Mine had 6.x files intermingled for some reason, and
was 108 megs).
2.  Run Mozilla/Netscape 6.x to convert the profile using <appname.exe
-installer> to pick up the 4.x profile.

Expected Results:

Even for normal/smaller sized profiles it would be nice to have status feedback
(a progress meter would work wonder) that gives you a good idea of what remains
file wise.  (56% migrated, etc.)

Actual Results:

On a large profile, it took ~15 seconds to migrate, and I thought it was stuck
(since it normally takes ~4 seconds on my machine).  Since I thought it had
hung, I cancelled the migration window, went to my IMAP Inbox, clicked on a
message and crashed in nsPrefMigration::ProcessPrefsCallback
[d:\builds\seamonkey\mozilla\profile\pref-migrator\src\nsPrefMigration.cpp, line
1115].  I'm going to file that as a seperate bug, but not knowing if the
application was hung or not led me to close the window which caused the crash
later on.
I'd morph this bug into "improve migration progress dialog."  showing bette
progress, or showing status messages ("Copying Mail folders...", "Copying News
files...") would help.

the current progress dialog is fugly, and it is something I threw in there a
while back.

stephend, can you screen shot the current dialog and attach to this bug, so all
involved can see how bad it is?

it's a one time thing for most users, but it's a bad first experience (when
migrating) and worse, users might think migration has "stalled" and cancel the
dialog, which leads to badness later.

better status / better progress would help avoid that.

Created attachment 44433 [details]
Screenshots of both modern and classic's installer window.
Created attachment 44434 [details]
Screenshots of both modern and classic's installer window.
Accepting.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.5
-> 0.9.7
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.5 → mozilla0.9.7

Updated

17 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
-> 0.9.9
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.7 → mozilla0.9.9

Comment 7

17 years ago
I thought this bug was logged long ago, but couldn't find a dup.
-> future
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → Future
Product: MailNews → Core

Updated

10 years ago
QA Contact: esther → profile-migration
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Assignee: ccarlen → nobody
Target Milestone: Future → ---

Updated

9 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Summary: Extra-large profiles need status updating on profile migration. → Extra-large profiles need progress updating on profile migration.
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