gnome-shell should recommend chrome-gnome-shell

Bug #1672175 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2017-03-12
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Xenial
Low
Unassigned
Yakkety
Low
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Bug Description

Impact
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Users who have ubuntu-gnome-desktop installed recently got chrome-gnome-shell installed to fix a regression introduced in Firefox 52 (LP: #1323734).

Some people use gnome-shell without that metapackage installed.

Test Case
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Does gnome-shell recommend chrome-gnome-shell?

Regression Potential
====================
Low. chrome-gnome-shell was already tested (LP: #1652537)

Other Info
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This is only a recommends since perhaps users of gnome-shell without ubuntu-gnome-desktop don't want a lot of extra packages installed. This isn't critical functionality.

Ubuntu 17.04 was released with gnome-shell recommending chrome-gnome-shell.

Currently, Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha's gnome-shell does not recommend chrome-gnome-shell because the Ubuntu Desktop Team is trying to get a minimal gnome-shell into main first then add the extra dependencies later. I expect chrome-gnome-shell to be in main and be restored as a recommends before 17.10 is released.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-03-12
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-05-13
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
description: updated
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

Thanks for preparing the SRU! This doesn't seem to be the case for artful though, is it? Checking the packaging for gnome-shell (3.24.2-0ubuntu4) I don't see the same Recommends as proposed here - is it not needed there? Or is it a bug that only affects gnome users below 3.24? Same for zesty.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Łukasz, the last paragraph of the bug's description explains why 17.10 artful does not currently recommend chrome-gnome-shell (it's to make the gnome-shell MIR easier but I think chrome-gnome-shell will be in main and that recommends will be re-added before 17.10 is released).

zesty's gnome-shell already does recommend chrome-gnome-shell.

Hello Jeremy, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-shell into yakkety-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/3.20.4-0ubuntu3 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 to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

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

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

Hello Jeremy, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-shell into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/3.18.5-0ubuntu0.3 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 to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

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

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

From Ubuntu (Unity) 16.04, 16.10 and 17.04, I enabled -proposed updated and installed gnome-shell and verified that chrome-gnome-shell was automatically installed as expected.

gnome-shell 3.18.5-0ubuntu0.3 (16.04)
gnome-shell 3.20.4-0ubuntu3 (16.10)

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

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-shell - 3.18.5-0ubuntu0.3

---------------
gnome-shell (3.18.5-0ubuntu0.3) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Extend ubuntu-lightdm-user-switching.patch to allow
    locking screen using LightDM (LP: #1684205)
  * Allow lightdm to be an alternate recommends for gdm3 to avoid debconf
    question if a display manager is already installed (LP: #1690938)
  * Depend on caribou, needed for the Screen Keyboard (LP: #1589240)
  * Recommend chrome-gnome-shell, needed for Firefox, Chromium, Chrome and
    Opera to work with https://extensions.gnome.org/ (LP: #1672175)

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Sat, 13 May 2017 17:46:47 -0400

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for gnome-shell 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.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-shell - 3.20.4-0ubuntu3

---------------
gnome-shell (3.20.4-0ubuntu3) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * Extend ubuntu-lightdm-user-switching.patch to allow
    locking screen using LightDM (LP: #1684205)
  * Allow lightdm to be an alternate recommends for gdm3 to avoid debconf
    question if a display manager is already installed (LP: #1690938)
  * Depend on caribou, needed for the Screen Keyboard (LP: #1589240)
  * Recommend chrome-gnome-shell, needed for Firefox, Chromium, Chrome and
    Opera to work with https://extensions.gnome.org/ (LP: #1672175)

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Mon, 15 May 2017 18:38:18 -0400

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Should this bug be fully closed yet?

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Daniel, it was Fix Released until we needed to promote gnome-shell to main. chrome-gnome-shell's MIR is blocked (LP: #1695565).

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