GNOME Software has entry in Startup Applications

Bug #1662749 reported by Robert Ancell on 2017-02-08
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Software
Fix Released
Medium
gnome-software (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Xenial
Low
Robert Ancell
Yakkety
Low
Robert Ancell

Bug Description

[Impact]
GNOME Software shows in the startup applications list and can be disabled. This is a feature that should not be easily disabled by the user.

[Test Case]
1. Open Startup Applications

Expected result:
GNOME Software is not shown

Observed result:
GNOME Software is shown and can be disabled.

[Regression Potential]
Low - this just hides this entry.

If a user had disabled the gnome-software service from automatically starting in the background, it will now be more difficult to re-enable it.
rm ~/.config/autostart/gnome-software-service.desktop

The gnome-software service is a bit heavy (LP: #1592678) so some users do disable it. The downside is that by disabling it, the Software app takes much longer to start.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Yakkety):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Yakkety):
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
Changed in gnome-software:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-02-08
description: updated

Hello Robert, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-software into yakkety-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-software/3.20.1+git20170208.0.a34b091-0ubuntu1 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-software (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Hello Robert, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-software into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-software/3.20.1+git20170208.0.a34b091-0ubuntu1~xenial1 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 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!

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Could add you details about what steps you took to verify the bug was fixed and for which release you verified the fix?

tags: added: verification-needed
removed: verification-done
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I completed the test case successfully on Ubuntu (Unity) 16.04 and Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 with gnome-software from -proposed.

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

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-software - 3.20.1+git20170208.0.a34b091-0ubuntu1~xenial1

---------------
gnome-software (3.20.1+git20170208.0.a34b091-0ubuntu1~xenial1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * New upstream snapshot from the wip/ubuntu branch at
    git://git.gnome.org/gnome-software.
    - Hide 3rd party / non-free license warnings and just show as "Unknown"
      (LP: #1662750)
    - Add handler for snap:// URLs (LP: #1621971)
    - Hide .desktop file from startup applications (LP: #1662749)

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:07:16 +1300

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

The verification of the Stable Release Update for gnome-software 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-software - 3.20.1+git20170208.0.a34b091-0ubuntu1

---------------
gnome-software (3.20.1+git20170208.0.a34b091-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * New upstream snapshot from the wip/ubuntu branch at
    git://git.gnome.org/gnome-software.
    - Hide 3rd party / non-free license warnings and just show as "Unknown"
      (LP: #1662750)
    - Add handler for snap:// URLs (LP: #1621971)
    - Hide .desktop file from startup applications (LP: #1662749)
  * debian/control:
    - Update Vcs-Bzr link

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:07:16 +1300

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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