Removal of the internal browser migration wizard

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Removal of the internal browser migration wizard

Postby Tomaso » Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 16:38

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https://github.com/MoonchildProductions ... -394724155

This seems like a deeply concerning change to me.
Do you have any plans to provide a separate tool for importing bookmarks from HTM files?

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Re: Removal of the internal browser migration wizard

Postby Moonchild » Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 16:41

browser migration wizard != importing bookmarks from file.
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Re: Removal of the internal browser migration wizard

Postby Tomaso » Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 17:22

What am I missing here?
Doesn't this mean that we won't be able to import bookmarks from HTM/HTML files from 'Library' > 'Import and Backup' anymore?

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Re: Removal of the internal browser migration wizard

Postby Moonchild » Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 17:30

browser migration wizard != importing bookmarks from file.

Hint: "!=" means "is not equal to"
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Re: Removal of the internal browser migration wizard

Postby Tomaso » Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 18:11

OK, that's good to hear, because the importing of bookmarks from HTM files was the feature that I was concerned about. :)
This is is still a problem for the UXP branch, and makes Pale Moon hang for several minutes.
Should I file a new report for this particular issue under UXP @ GitHub then?

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Re: Removal of the internal browser migration wizard

Postby adesh » Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 08:05

Browser migration wizard = proprietary hooking
Import from files (HTML, JSON, XML w/e) = open standard

We need to support only second option.

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Re: Removal of the internal browser migration wizard

Postby Moonchild » Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 09:28

Sorry Adesh, but importing from file is a convenience feature not described by any standard.

All of this is proprietary -- the differences is that the migration wizard not only has to know how to import this data, but also has to keep track of and deal with other browsers' internal storage formats for these things. That is what we're dropping here.

Thanks for trying to clarify, but I think it was already sufficiently clear they are 2 different things.
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