Mozilla Firebird Installer Moves Closer
Wednesday October 8th, 2003
Henrik Gemal wrote in to tell us that an official installer for Mozilla Firebird is getting closer. Today saw a large checkin to mozilla/browser/installer/ from developer Ben Goodger. Like the Mozilla Application Suite installer, the Firebird installer is built upon the XPInstall engine.
#5 Smooth migration from Mozilla
Thursday October 9th, 2003 1:49 AM
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For me, the most important part is to provide a smooth migration from Mozilla. Having gone through all the pain going from Netscape to Mozilla, it's essential that the installer does all the bookmark and pref imports (where appropriate), and prompts the user about where to store the converted profile. Looking ahead to Thunderbird installers, there also needs to be an option about whether to move or copy mail from Mozilla. For me though, by far the most important point is the one about profile locations. The fact that Mozilla insists on putting it in the windows profile dir has been a major headache that a simple dialog box would have resolved instantly.