mintInstall doesn't have relative spaces between categories

Bug #589234 reported by Rovanion on 2010-06-03
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

The spaces inbetween categories in mintInstall, also known as the Software Manager, are not relative but absolute.
In your untranslated English world that may not be a problem since English is not very fond of putting multiple words together to form one long word describing one thing. But in IE Swedish it is very common. Kontaktledningsstolpsborrningsmaskintåg is an actual word describing a train that holds the machine that drills holes for telegraphpoles.

While that is a little bit besides the point, I will now show you how this relates to mintInstall:

You can see there that two category titles are being squished together, this due to the spacing inbetween categories not being relative.

As far as I understand the programming of mintInstall these categories are rendered as webpages. As of such I would recommend having a minimum width {min-width:100px;} and allow the maximum size to grow as large as it want's or maybe to a cap of {max-width:200px;}. Maybe we need to hyphenate words, wrap them onto the next line.

Ikey Doherty (ikey) wrote :

Hi, thank you for reporting this issue.

It seems you're right, there's an issue with the
template used in the webkit component. I'm
sure Clem will be able to fix this as he's more
familiar with the tool, if not I'll give it the look
over myself.

Thank you for helping to improve the Linux Mint
distribution :)

Changed in linuxmint:
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: mintinstall rendering spacing usability webkit
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