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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.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.5
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.5 → mozilla0.9.7
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.7 → mozilla0.9.9
I thought this bug was logged long ago, but couldn't find a dup.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → Future
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Assignee: ccarlen → nobody
Target Milestone: Future → ---
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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