Mozilla 0.9.6 Released
Tuesday November 20th, 2001
mozilla.org today made available for download binaries of the Mozilla 0.9.6 Milestone. The builds are available on the releases page, or you can get them directly from the ftp site.
#234 This is not a solution-just a way around a bug
by PaulB <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Monday November 26th, 2001 6:45 PM
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IMHO the oassword manager still has this major bug for such forums such as Mozillazine. The password manager should have a preference such as "do not request another password for Mozillazine.org" (or whatever site you are at. If not you might accidently add more than one password and have to go through a complex fix (especially for Netscape 6 users). If I want more than one screen name at a given forum, listing the password by the title of the post makes this feature useless. Here is a summary of how the password manager might be st up to function more efficiently:
When you enter a password: 1. A dialogue window pops up with the following preferences/choices a. A listing of all the fields being stored. b. An option to select one of the fields as the field to store the password under. (I could choose the screen name insted of the title of the posting) c. A check box to select "Don't pop-up the password manager unless a new value is entered in the field selected in "b.". d. An option to select one profile, if the user has more than one, for the entire session. (Now if a user wants more than one screen name for a forum, the password manager pops up for every post.) c. The ability to edit the values the password manager stores, both before and after it is stored.
For many users the password manager, may not be completely useless, but lacks much of the functions for it to be a useful tool. For many users of Netscape 6 (and even Mozilla) may become so annoyed with the way the password manager now functions at Mozillazine and other like forums that they either will not use the password manager or quit using Netscape/Mozilla. We want to encourage users to adopt Netscape. The way the password manager functions on forums could cause many users to select another browser. (One were a password manager is not poping up as each posting is read.)
For me this is a "bug" in the loose sense of "bug". It needs fixing. It may not be easy to fix, butunless this bug is looked at, leaving the P. Manager as it is could mean that some users will give up using Mozilla.