Modal Dialog/Alert replacement suggestion - for 3.1?

David Bienvenu bienvenu at
Mon Mar 29 15:23:41 UTC 2010

  On 3/29/2010 2:21 AM, Mark Banner wrote:
> On 22/03/2010 22:41, Mark Banner wrote:
>> A couple of days ago over irc, timeless suggested a solution to fix Bug 123440 <> - Stop that annoying modal dialog 
>> when mail can't connect to the mail server from connection time out error.
>> The basic idea is that all Mailnews modal dialogs go to the alerts service. I think this would mean they would appear in the same location as the new mail alert - 
>> certainly on Linux & Mac (not quite so sure about Windows, but probably!).
> Did anyone actually give these builds a try? If I've not heard anything in about 24 hours, I'll push the patch forward and we can expose it in beta 2 for some wider feedback.
There are patched builds that do this? I don't remember seeing that bit of information...

My one concern (and it's a pretty minor one), is that there are reports the alerts on linux are very slow and suck up a lot of cpu. But it would still be better than a 
modal alert, probably.

- David
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