ignore preferred terminal

Bug #501197 reported by Francois-Denis Gonthier on 2009-12-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

Application in the Applications menu always start in gnome-terminal even if the preferred terminal has been changed to anything else in the Preferred Applications screen of GNOME configuration.

This is closely related to bug 501192 which I just posted, but gnome-panel shouldn't prefer the GNOME setting over the x-terminal-emulator as the GNOME option and the x-terminal-emulator link are not automatically bound together.

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook remix.

I have independent confirmation and have checked myself that the bug does NOT happen in Ubuntu Hardy. The GNOME Panel in Ubuntu Hardy honors the preferred terminal.

I have tested with a clean virtual machine with a Karmic live CD and the bug still happens so this is definitely related to my configuration.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

this looks like bug 297223

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

gnome-panel isn't linked to libeel so this is not the same bug.

Its glib has a list of hardcoded terminal names.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

may you please send it upstream since you know the code better? thanks.

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
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