No "smooth scrolling" in Gwibber

Bug #629843 reported by ®om on 2010-09-03
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #828593: Gwibber "Smooth scrolling". Edit Remove
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gwibber (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gwibber

Gwibber list is not "smooth scrolled" : it always scroll to the top of a renderer.

It is very disturbing for the user when the renderers (which have variable row height) have an important height (it is not 12px, but rather 150).

Please add smooth scrolling in gwibber :-)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gwibber 2.31.90-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-19.28-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-19-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Sep 3 22:54:57 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta amd64 (20100901.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: gwibber

®om (rom1v) wrote :
Victor Vargas (kamus) on 2010-09-05
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

Let's see what say gwibber developers about this issue, for now I have sent your requirement to upstream.

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
hackel (hackel) wrote :

This makes scrolling to read messages in Gwibber very painful. I also see no way to navigate with the keyboard.

Michael Hall (mhall119) wrote :

Keyboard controls for prev/next message are just waiting on

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-11-20
Changed in gwibber:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed

I've implemented smooth scrolling since I wanted this myself and is very easy to do, works fine in Gwibber 2.32.2 and trunk, but if I understand this tweet correctly: it looks like there's work going on to replace the HTML based views with GTK views, which would make the patch obsolete. Does it still make sense to post a patch or is this switch to GTK based messages going to come so soon that it doesn't make sense to add functionality to the current version of Gwibber?

tatxo (tatxem) wrote :

I think it worths to share a patch, still no more news about the Gtk messages.

Still not solved...

I think this is equally noticeable in the GTK version of gwibber (3.1.6). It is quite hard to visually follow the stream while scrolling with these discrete jumps. I think the human eye needs a hit as to how far/how fast an item moved. Smooth scrolling allows to scroll much faster, as one can follow the stream with the eyes and gets a feeling for distance and speed.

sticks (orawas) wrote :

Gwibber 3.1.90 still has this bug... really distracting.

Still present in gwibber 3.2.0-0ubuntu2 in Oneiric. Besides this, just about everything with scrolling in Gwibber seems broken to me in various ways. I have just started using it today, and frankly I am horrified at how buggy it is.

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