9.10 Koala - usability problem with domain of search

Bug #455144 reported by Chip Rosenthal on 2009-10-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kpackagekit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kpackagekit

There is a confusing usability problem with the way the search field is implemented.

The search domain appears to be "All packages", even if you've selected a different packages group. For instance, if you select the "KDE Desktop" packages group and do a search, you might think you are searching within that group but you aren't.

Example procedure to illustrate:

1. Launch KPackageKit
2. Change the package group to "KDE desktop".
3. Do a search on "screensaver".

Note that the results will be all "screensaver" packages, not just those constrained to the "KDE desktop" group.

See screenshot below.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Oct 18 23:12:44 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: kpackagekit 0.4.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: kpackagekit
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64

Chip Rosenthal (chip+launchpad) wrote :
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

I'm thinking that the package selections aren't related to the search at all. They're just there as lists for package categories. It's extremely confusing, however.

Changed in kpackagekit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: usability
removed: amd64 apport-bug
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