freeze exception for kscreensaver installation recommendation

Bug #558333 reported by Harald Sitter on 2010-04-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kubuntu-notification-helper (Ubuntu)
Harald Sitter

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kubuntu-notification-helper

In order to resolve bug #273667 kubuntu-notification-helper requires a couple of lines changes (all not exactly potential for regression though), as well as adding a patch to kdebase-workspace so that upon loading the screensaver kcm triggers the notification that recommends installing kscreensaver.

What is more troubling though. If the user decides to consider the recommendation a dialog will pop up, showing what packages ought to be installed, instead of useless package names we provide localizable strings for this dialog though.
This means that we need to add a new string for this to work properly.

It is probably worth adding this new string despite string freeze, considering this features improves user experience quite a bit. My theory is as follows: those users that care for screensavers and checkout the configuration module will be glad for an easy way to get some default screensavers (not caring much about a possible untranslated string), and those that do not care for screensavers alltogether might not open the module, much less do anything with the install-kscreensaver-notification than dismiss it.

Please also have a look at the attached diff for kubuntu-notification-helper

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :
Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :


Changed in kubuntu-notification-helper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Harald Sitter (apachelogger)
Changed in kubuntu-notification-helper (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package kubuntu-notification-helper - 10.04ubuntu3

kubuntu-notification-helper (10.04ubuntu3) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Harald Sitter ]
  * Add screensaver support to the installerevent (LP: #558333)

  [ Jonathan Thomas ]
  * Do a one-time check for hooks on startup, so that hooks meant for the
    first boot actually show up. (LP: #557217)
 -- Harald Sitter <email address hidden> Thu, 08 Apr 2010 12:29:38 +0200

Changed in kubuntu-notification-helper (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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