Modal Dialog/Alert replacement suggestion - for 3.1?

David Bienvenu bienvenu at
Mon Mar 29 17:28:32 UTC 2010

  I tried this on Windows, and the alerts do pop up for hosts we can't connect to, as the patch intended...

We may want to add activity manager events for these kind of failures.

- David

On 3/29/2010 10:11 AM, Dan Mosedale wrote:
> On 3/29/10 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.
> I've tried them on and off, but I don't think I've hit the problem, because it's no longer trivial to reproduce by just turning off network access.
> For people who want to test, intentionally misconfiguring a server or edit /etc/hosts may be the easiest way...
> Dan
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