Using the latest trunk nightly of either SM or TB, the following can be observed: Go to Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings -> (some news account, e.g. news.mozilla.org) -> Synchronization & Storage -> Disk Space. There are two integer input fields in the upper half of the dialog: 1. Messages larger than [___] KB * textbox ID: offline.notDownloadMin * pref: mail.server.serverX.max_size * internally stored in: gIncomingServer.maxMessageSize * read through function: initServerSettings() * default: http://mxr.mozilla.org/comm-central/source/mailnews/mailnews.js#395 The value of this one is saved and restored correctly. I only included it for comparison. 2. Messages more than [___] days old * textbox ID: nntp.downloadMsgMin * pref: mail.server.serverX.ageLimit * internally stored in: downloadSettings.ageLimitOfMsgsToDownload * read through functions: initDownloadSettings(), nsMsgIncomingServer::GetDownloadSettings() * default: none The value of this one is saved correctly but always displayed as 1 after close + reopen of Account Settings. Hence, if the dialog is left with OK again in such a state, mail.server.serverX.ageLimit will be set to 1 even if it had a different value before and you did not actively change it. I suspect the issue is somewhere in the back-end since initDownloadSettings() would otherwise set the displayed value to 30. Unfortunately I don't feel too at home in C++ land. Please help. I haven't yet checked whether this is a regression, but I wouldn't be surprised.
Confirming the bug and I'll check this out.
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Created attachment 8338857 [details] [diff] [review] patch Seems to be a mismatch between numeric value of the object member and setting it as string into the "value" attribute. I changed it to use the .value property. The I found similar change was done for other field on the pane in bug 485785. I also fix another textbox "remove bodies of messages older than X days old" that has the same bug. The other lines changed are reindenting if you don't mind.
Comment on attachment 8338857 [details] [diff] [review] patch Please use .value for consistency with retention.js (speaking of which, spot the bug in retention.js that's been there since Thunderbird 1.1); valueNumber doesn't really gain us anything here.
Attachment #8338857 - Flags: review?(neil) → review+
Created attachment 8340095 [details] [diff] [review] patch v2 This bug?
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 28.0
Verified with 20131204003001 SM trunk nightly.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Comment on attachment 8340095 [details] [diff] [review] patch v2 [Approval Request Comment] Regression caused by (bug #): unknown, looks like this code was there forever. User impact if declined: if the user does not notice the silent change of the nntp.removeBodyMin value to 1 day, TB will remove messages older than 1 day, which may be dataloss to the user. Testing completed (on c-c, etc.): SM and TB trunk Risk to taking this patch (and alternatives if risky): small targeted fix that should be low risk and good polishing material for stable branch
Comment on attachment 8340095 [details] [diff] [review] patch v2 a=Standard8. We'll get this into 24 at the next cycle.
Attachment #8340095 - Flags: approval-comm-aurora? → approval-comm-aurora+
Comment on attachment 8340095 [details] [diff] [review] patch v2 [Triage Comment] Looks like this didn't make it onto aurora before the merge, so updating approval to beta.
Attachment #8340095 - Flags: approval-comm-aurora+ → approval-comm-beta+
status-thunderbird27: --- → fixed
tracking-thunderbird_esr24: --- → 27+
Attachment #8340095 - Flags: approval-comm-esr24? → approval-comm-esr24+
status-thunderbird_esr24: --- → fixed
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