Activity log for bug #1731296

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2017-11-09 15:56:19 Jeremy Bicha bug added bug
2017-11-09 15:57:52 Jeremy Bicha description Test Case ========= Install Ubuntu 17.10. sudo apt install unity Restart your computer. On the login screen, click your name then click the gear button and select Unity. Log in. In the Launcher on the left side of the screen, GNOME Software is shown but not Ubuntu Software Background Info =============== There is an interesting per-desktop override feature. The primary .desktop is installed as /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Software.desktop . That .desktop file can be overriden for the ubuntu desktop by shipping /usr/share/applications/Ubuntu/org.gnome.Software.desktop or for the gnome desktop by shipping /usr/share/applications/gnome/org.gnome.Software.desktop. Until now, this override was only done for the Ubuntu session (which in 17.10 is no longer Unity). Proposal #1 =========== Have the ubuntu-software packaging install the override .desktop to /usr/share/unity/applications/ too. Proposal #2 =========== Have the ubuntu-software packaging install the override .desktop to /usr/share/FOO/applications/ where FOO is every desktop session in Ubuntu. Then it's up to users and flavors whether they want the Ubuntu or GNOME branding based on whether they install the ubuntu-software package. Proposal #3 =========== Rework the packaging to install the Ubuntu Software .desktop to /usr/share/applications/ Install the GNOME Software .desktop to /usr/share/gnome/applications/ so that GNOME (as in the vanilla GNOME session) alone gets the GNOME branding. Test Case ========= Install Ubuntu 17.10. sudo apt install unity Restart your computer. On the login screen, click your name then click the gear button and select Unity. Log in. In the Launcher on the left side of the screen, GNOME Software is shown but not Ubuntu Software Background Info =============== There is an interesting per-desktop override feature. The primary .desktop is installed as /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Software.desktop . That .desktop file can be overriden for the ubuntu desktop by shipping /usr/share/applications/Ubuntu/org.gnome.Software.desktop or for the gnome desktop by shipping /usr/share/applications/gnome/org.gnome.Software.desktop. Until now, this override was only done for the Ubuntu session (which in 17.10 is no longer Unity). Proposal #1 =========== Have the ubuntu-software packaging install the override .desktop to /usr/share/unity/applications/ too. Proposal #2 =========== Have the ubuntu-software packaging install the override .desktop to /usr/share/FOO/applications/ where FOO is every desktop session in Ubuntu. Then it's up to users and flavors whether they want the Ubuntu or GNOME branding based on whether they install the ubuntu-software package. Proposal #3 =========== Rework the packaging to install the Ubuntu Software .desktop to /usr/share/applications/ Install the GNOME Software .desktop to /usr/share/gnome/applications/ so that GNOME (as in the vanilla GNOME session) alone gets the GNOME branding. In this case, the ubuntu-software package is not needed any more (after a transitional period for upgrades). The question is whether there is any reason why someone not using vanilla GNOME would want the GNOME branding instead of the Ubuntu branding.
2017-11-13 10:27:40 Sebastien Bacher gnome-software (Ubuntu): importance Undecided Low
2017-11-19 07:32:50 Khurshid Alam bug added subscriber Khurshid Alam
2017-11-19 07:47:52 Launchpad Janitor gnome-software (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2018-01-17 12:45:42 Sebastien Bacher gnome-software (Ubuntu): status Confirmed Fix Released
2018-01-18 12:13:27 Jeremy Bicha tags artful bionic
2018-01-18 12:13:37 Jeremy Bicha gnome-software (Ubuntu): status Fix Released Confirmed