Ubuntu Welcome wizard shouldn't show at next login if user closes it

Bug #1768929 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2018-05-03
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Bionic
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Impact
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If a user closes the Welcome to Ubuntu wizard before completing it, it will still automatically start the next time the user logs in.

This can be annoying so we're fixing it.

Test Case
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1. Install the bionic daily build from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/bionic/daily-live/pending/
2. Restart and log in.
3. The Welcome to Ubuntu wizard appears. Close it by either doing:
   a. Right Click on the icon in the Dock on the left and select Quit, or
   b. Click "Welcome to Ubuntu" in the top bar to open the app menu and then select Quit.
4. Log out.
5. Log back in.

The Welcome to Ubuntu wizard should not start.

Regression Potential
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Since none of the pages in the Welcome to Ubuntu wizard are mandatory, it is harmless for it to be ignored.

Our patch also was careful to not change the "new user" mode which isn't really used in Ubuntu. See LP: #1762287 for details about that mode.

Other Info
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We decided to apply this change even in the GNOME session. Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 included gnome-initial-setup by default. GNOME upstream at this time likes the feature where the wizard will show up on next login until it is completed.

https://gitlab.gnome.org/Community/Ubuntu/gnome-initial-setup/merge_requests/1

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-05-03
Changed in gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu Bionic):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → In Progress

Hello Jeremy, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-initial-setup into bionic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-initial-setup/3.28.0-2ubuntu6.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-bionic to verification-done-bionic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-bionic. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-bionic
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-05-04
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-initial-setup - 3.28.0-2ubuntu7

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gnome-initial-setup (3.28.0-2ubuntu7) cosmic; urgency=medium

  [ Robert Ancell ]
  * debian/patches/0001-Add-Ubuntu-mode-with-special-pages.patch:
    - Fix crash on shutdown in ubuntu-report page (LP: #1767873)

  [ Spencer Bygraves ]
  * Update the "What's new" graphic to mention dock and notifications
    (LP: #1768557)

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Don't autostart if user quits the wizard before completing it
    (LP: #1768929)

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * Drop debian/ubuntu-changes.png to use the version included in
    0001-Add-Ubuntu-mode-with-special-pages.patch

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Thu, 03 May 2018 14:06:19 -0400

Changed in gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Confirmed in a bionic VM. Skipping the welcome wizard by closing it does not cause it to show on the next login.

tags: added: verification-done-bionic
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-bionic
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-initial-setup - 3.28.0-2ubuntu6.1

---------------
gnome-initial-setup (3.28.0-2ubuntu6.1) bionic; urgency=medium

  [ Robert Ancell ]
  * debian/patches/0001-Add-Ubuntu-mode-with-special-pages.patch:
    - Fix crash on shutdown in ubuntu-report page (LP: #1767873)

  [ Spencer Bygraves ]
  * Update the "What's new" graphic to mention dock and notifications
    (LP: #1768557)

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Don't autostart if user quits the wizard before completing it
    (LP: #1768929)

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * Drop debian/ubuntu-changes.png to use the version included in
    0001-Add-Ubuntu-mode-with-special-pages.patch

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Thu, 03 May 2018 14:06:19 -0400

Changed in gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for gnome-initial-setup has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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