URL shortening should insert a temporary placeholder character

Bug #521974 reported by Stuart Langridge on 2010-02-15
This bug affects 1 person
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gwibber (Ubuntu)
Ken VanDine

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gwibber

When pasting a URL into the post entry with url shortening turned on in the preferences, the pasted URL does not appear; instead, nothing appears while the upstream shortening service is contacted. This is confusing, because it looks like nothing's happened, which encourages you to paste the URL again. Instead, some sort of string should be inserted to show that the paste took effect but that the URL is currently being shortened...maybe "[url...]", or the Unicode character U+2328 KEYBOARD (⌨) or something.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Feb 15 01:06:35 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gwibber 2.29.1-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-13.18-generic
SourcePackage: gwibber
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-13-generic i686

Stuart Langridge (sil) wrote :
Stuart Langridge (sil) wrote :

(obviously once the remote service has returned, the inserted character/string should be replaced with the returned URL)

Stuart Langridge (sil) wrote :

Branch to implement this attached.

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ken VanDine (ken-vandine)
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gwibber - 2.29.91-0ubuntu1

gwibber (2.29.91-0ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low

  * new upstream release 2.29.91
    - fixed a bug that prevented mentions/replies to get added to the
      messaging indicator
    - added more debug level logging
    - Fixed raising the client via dbus, missed a variable rename
    - Added signatures to the URLShorten dbus methods, fixes (LP: #517723)
    - URL shortening should be async (LP: #521974)
    - don't fail if desktopcouch is slow to start
    - Make "Name" more descriptive, it is displayed on UNE and in
      GNOME Shell (LP: #522180)
    - Fixed calls to print_exc that failed
    - Gwibber stops working after suspending (LP: #518550)
    - Fixed notifications for mentions only (LP: #528270)
    - Set the autostart gconf key if it wasn't set at all before
    - Internationalization fixed from David Planella (LP: #520462)
    - use human readable time string in save to tomboy (LP: #532730)
    - imported translations from LP
    - Moved the init_design_doc method call to MessageMonitor, this fixes a
      bug loading the design document before it is created
    - fixed a problem with configuring accounts spawning two services
    - check to see if gwibber-service is already running before starting
  * debian/gwibber.desktop
    - Make gwibber-service autostart with a delay of 60s if accounts are
 -- Ken VanDine <email address hidden> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:42:07 -0500

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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