Drag-and-drop theme from web page fails

Bug #252885 reported by Colin Watson on 2008-07-29
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center
Fix Released
Medium
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
Hardy
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-control-center

http://www.arsgeek.org/2008/05/31/six-annoyances-in-hardy-heron-ubuntu/ reports that it is no longer possible to drag-and-drop themes from a web page into System -> Preferences -> Appearance (Theme tab), as of Hardy.

This appears to be because theme_drag_data_received_cb does g_file_get_path on a GFile constructed on the dragged-and-dropped URI, which only returns non-NULL on local files. Something would need to arrange to actually download the theme if it isn't local.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Mark asked that this be addressed in a point release if possible.

Changed in gnome-control-center:
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04.2
Michael Rooney (mrooney) wrote :

This would be great to have. I guess the previous IO library handled HTTP and the current one does not? I can confirm that it doesn't work in Hardy, and that a dialog pops up but disappears so quickly you can't even see it. There is no traceback or message when run from the console.

By the way Colin, I really appreciate you filing bugs from that blog, I think they are important issues.

Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=545335

Changed in gnome-control-center:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
milestone: ubuntu-8.04.2 → none
status: Confirmed → Triaged
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04.2
status: New → Triaged
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug is used to test on http://art.gnome.org/ by picking any application theme

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-control-center - 1:2.23.5-0ubuntu2

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gnome-control-center (1:2.23.5-0ubuntu2) intrepid; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/90_from_svn_use_gio_for_themes_copies.patch:
    - change from svn to fix non local themes installation (lp: #252885)

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:07:18 +0200

Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2009-01-23
Changed in gnome-control-center:
milestone: ubuntu-8.04.2 → ubuntu-8.04.3
Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu Hardy):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Hardy has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the Hardy task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu Hardy):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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