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Bug 19506 - Starting Netscape-like browsers from IDE has problems
Summary: Starting Netscape-like browsers from IDE has problems
Alias: None
Product: ide
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Extbrowser (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: PC Windows ME/2000
: P3 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Martin Grebac
Depends on: 12445 19040 20363
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Reported: 2002-01-17 01:29 UTC by Jason Rush
Modified: 2004-01-27 15:01 UTC (History)
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Description Jason Rush 2002-01-17 01:29:16 UTC
In the NetBeans 3.3.1 RC1 build, if you set up the IDE to use Netscape 6 as the 
Windows browser and attempt to start the browser from the IDE, the error dialog 
will be thrown which says "Could not access the URL through the external 
browser.  ..."

However, this is likely just a matter of the browser starting slow.  
Eventually, the browser is opened with the correct URL, so the error message is 

The other problem is that three Netscape windows end up being opened -- a blank 
one, one with the user's home page and one with the URL from the IDE.  We 
should open at most two windows.
Comment 1 _ rkubacki 2002-01-17 08:26:32 UTC
we have to tune starting. It really can take some time.

the problem with too many windows can be related to bug 19040 (looks
like a bug in Netscape6 and works better with Mozilla)

IMO it is risky to fix this timing in NB3.3.1
Comment 2 eadams 2002-01-18 15:35:12 UTC
Waiver approved for both Ian and I.
Comment 3 Jan Chalupa 2002-01-18 15:48:40 UTC
Approved by QA.
Comment 4 _ rkubacki 2002-02-22 16:38:49 UTC
20363 deals with timeouts that cause printing of error message even
when browser is opened

19040 about opening new windows

12445 is more general problem that new window is opened for the first
Comment 5 _ rkubacki 2002-03-13 08:09:28 UTC
The 12445 is fixed so we can decsrease priority.
Comment 6 Marek Grummich 2002-07-22 09:53:37 UTC
Set target milestone to TBD
Comment 7 _ rkubacki 2003-03-03 10:05:37 UTC
I will try to address for 4.0 release
Comment 8 _ rkubacki 2003-10-07 15:32:38 UTC
Reassigning browser bugs
Comment 9 Martin Grebac 2003-11-06 13:25:41 UTC
 This is something like a more general problem - when I execute the
same command from command-line, netscape start without problems and
rather quickly. But, if the command is issued in the IDE, the startup
is much loooonger. Increase of startup timeout for these browsers
somewhat helps, but I think it should (could?) be tweaked somehow better.
Comment 10 Martin Grebac 2004-01-27 15:01:26 UTC
This should have been fixed today, too.