Modal Dialog/Alert replacement suggestion - for 3.1?

David Bienvenu bienvenu at
Mon Mar 29 17:31:01 UTC 2010

  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.
FWIW, I think this will be a huge improvement. I think we need to improve our error messages in this case, which means I need to revive my patch to include more information 
in these errors...

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