Menu text is misleading

Bug #156696 reported by Stephen Gornick on 2007-10-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-app-install (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-app-install

In the Add/Remove Applications, the user can change the Show selection to "All Open Source applications", Now call me silly but I thought that would mean I would get to see "All Open Source applications". Especially since the hover / tip text for the "All Open Source applications" choice reads:
  "Show all Ubuntu applications which can be freely used, modified and distributed. This includes a large variety of community maintained applications."

But I could not see, for instance, the choice for Kate editor using Add/Remove Applications. Kate is GPL'd, is available from the Ubuntu repository, and even shows up in Synaptic with the Ubuntu logo in the "supported" column.

In a response to my question in Launchpad Answers (Answer #15931), it was suggested that the list of applications is purposely pruned down. Hey, that makes sense, and because most who want Kate installed probably already know how to get it (apt-get, or Synaptic, etc.), I have no problem with that being a pruned list -- especially since Synaptic shows over 20,000 packages.

But then the Show should somehow indicate that this is still a collection of popular applications and is not a true "All Open Source applications" list. Perhaps the solution is add to or reword the tooltip to indicate "excluding the less popular applications".

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

not every bug is intended :) the kate desktop file is included but it does not get shown.

Sebastian, thanks for investigating and responding.

So that takes care of kate. How about the remaining oh, say 18,000 open source packages in the repositories that will not appear even after the user selects "All Open Source applications"?

Doesn't that "All" wording cause a little confusion?

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-11-09
Changed in gnome-app-install:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-app-install (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This package has been removed from Ubuntu. Closing all related bugs.

Changed in gnome-app-install (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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