Mozilla Firefox Adds Support for Importing Settings from Other Browsers
Thursday March 4th, 2004
Ben Goodger writes: "Profile migration is now available in Firefox nightly builds, and Firefox's profile data folder has changed names from 'Phoenix' to 'Firefox'.
"People obtaining nightly builds after today will be greeted with the new migration UI when they launch the build as it copies profile data from the Phoenix folder to the Firefox folder. To import from other sources, such as Internet Explorer, Opera, Seamonkey/Netscape 7 etc. once the browser is running, choose File->Import...
"Currently the migration system is pretty much complete on Windows, and is very comprehensive. Mac OS X supports migrating from Seamonkey/Netscape 4, but bugs remain in Opera import and I have yet to write importers for Safari, Mac IE etc. These will come online in the coming weeks. Similarly on Linux we can only import from Seamonkey/Netscape 4/Opera... eventually we will also import from Konqueror, Galeon, Epiphany.
"For more details about the profile data folder name changing, please see the MozillaZine forums post."
Thursday March 4th, 2004 7:25 PM
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This will probably introduce a bunch of bugs to be followed or fixed. I have no idea why no one wants to keep the name Phoenix.
I still prefer the name "Mozilla Phoenix" on any other name.
I suggest that users going thru the "custom" installation should be prompted to change/choose the name of the application (browser).
That would be very nice. Can you imagine launching "Britney" whenever you feel like doing so? ;)