gwyddion not compatible with unity under Natty

Bug #794655 reported by Nicola Ferralis on 2011-06-08
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gwyddion (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gwyddion

When the program is started with unity this items are not visible, making the program unusable. Using the classic interface the software works flawless.

This bug is similar to #787532, but it concerns Natty. The mentioned bug was fixed in Oneiric, but not in Natty. Hence the new bug report.

In the development branch (and for gwyddion v 2.24 there included), the bug has been address by basically disabling global menus within Gwyddion. This patch has been discussed and developed with upstream, and it is supposed to be a simple way to regain the lost usability of Gwyddion when used with Unity. In the future, it is possible that gwyddion will support natively global menus (hence this patch won't be necessary), but for the time being this is the best and least invasive way to have correct menus displayed both in oneiric and natty. I'd like to stress again, that without this patch, Gwyddion on Unity is essentially unusable.

Nicola Ferralis (feranick) wrote :

Attached a patch that disables global menus under natty. It is the same patch used for the version of Gwyddion in oneiric.

description: updated
Changed in gwyddion (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

ACK with the following comment: the distribution name should be 'natty-proposed' as per

I have performed steps 3 and 4 of Can you please update the description acoording to step 2 of Thanks!

Changed in gwyddion (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → Triaged
Nicola Ferralis (feranick) wrote :
Nicola Ferralis (feranick) wrote :

Uploaded new debdiff with Natty-proposed (rather than simply natty).

Updated description as described in point 2 of the guidelines.

description: updated
Nicola Ferralis (feranick) wrote :

BTW, no regressions have been found by using this simple patch.

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Uploaded to natty-proposed. Only change I had to do was running update-maintainer.

Marking bug as fix commited for now and unsubscribing sponsors. You should get contacted by the SRU team soon for confirmation of the fix.


Changed in gwyddion (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed

Accepted gwyddion into natty-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Nicola Ferralis (feranick) wrote :

Tested, and it works perfectly for me.

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

This bug was fixed in the package gwyddion - 2.22-1ubuntu0.1

gwyddion (2.22-1ubuntu0.1) natty-proposed; urgency=low

  * Disabled global menu in Unity (LP: #794655).
 -- Nicola Ferralis <email address hidden> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:38:02 -0400

Changed in gwyddion (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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