Log File Viewer is difficult to interpret - needs different layout

Bug #820898 reported by nick rundy on 2011-08-04
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-utils (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

The Log File Viewer displays cryptic abbreviations followed by an equals sign to present items in the log. People find this layout difficult to read and interpret. It's not an efficient way to present the information. A more human friendly layout is possible. For example, a Nautilus like "List" or "Details" view with headers. Information would list under its corresponding header and accordingly be easily found and interpreted.

The current layout & manner of presenting log information should be changed to a more "human friendly" presentation.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gnome-utils 2.30.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-33.71-generic 2.6.32.41+drm33.18
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-33-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Aug 4 08:17:57 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-system-log
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100816.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LC_TIME=en_GB.UTF-8
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-utils
XsessionErrors: (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1444): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed

nick rundy (nrundy) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

"[Bug 820898] Re: Log File Viewer is difficult to interpret - needs different layout"
nick doc

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