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alex__k
 
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Post Posted January 11th, 2018, 5:32 am

I tryed to launch seamonkey-2.56a1.en-US.win64 (2018-01-10-03-01-07-comm-central-trunk/) from temp dir. Alpha succefully get settings from profile, but lost bookmarks. When i returned to 2.49.1 bookmarks not appears. All attempts to restore bookmarks by bookmarks-manager was failed: "Unable to bla-bla.."
When I replace current places.sqlite from old backup, all bookmarks returned. Is it bug?

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Post Posted January 11th, 2018, 6:44 am

I'm moving this to the Builds forum which is a better place for pre-release version discussion.
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Post Posted January 11th, 2018, 9:29 am

Are you using the same or different Profiles for the two versions of SeaMonkey?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted January 11th, 2018, 3:33 pm

from viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3037076 "2.56a1 is currently only good as a virtual doorstopper."

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Post Posted January 12th, 2018, 6:46 am

therube, Same profile.
James, Yes, I know it. This is not help request. Just information. Maybe, I would like to know the reasons, but it is optional

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Post Posted January 15th, 2018, 6:17 am

The internal format of the bookmarks database places.sqlite changed between 2.49 and 2.56. You should not have lost the bookmarks during the upgrade but 2.56 is in a bad shape right now anyway which might have cuased it. We will retest it when it is in working order again (will probably take some time).

Going back was never supported so it might work or not. Usually indexed DB format also changes every second or third release and you have problems afterwards. So if you want to go back always use a backup unless you really know what changed and could fix it manually.

FRG

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Post Posted January 18th, 2018, 4:09 am

Many thanks, frg
How about bookmarks importing by bookmark manager? It doesn't work too.

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Post Posted January 18th, 2018, 4:57 am

I am currently porting the Firefox Library to SeaMonkey. The bookmarks api changes to an async api and so many things will just break or did already. No need to report bookmark bugs currently.

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