Should Metacity really show up as a program in Software Center instead of a system package?

Bug #597227 reported by Tesselode on 2010-06-22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
metacity (Ubuntu)
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

software-center 2.0.5, Ubuntu 10.04
software-center 4.0.4, Ubuntu 11.04

1. Navigate to "Installed Software".
2. Scroll down to M.

What happens: Metacity shows up by default.

Any user can be looking through the installed software and think, "Metacity? GTK window manager? What's that? I don't need that!" and remove it, which I'm sure would cause some serious problems if that user decided to turn off visual effects or never had them on in the first place. Also, Metacity seems more like a system package than a program.

What should happen: Metacity should be hidden by default, not appearing unless you choose "Show ____ technical items".

This can be implemented by removing Metacity's desktop file.

[This bug report also previously mentioned capitalization of "Get Software" and "Installed Software", which is mostly obviated by the 5.0 redesign.]

Andrew (and471) on 2010-08-15
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version. Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Invalid → Incomplete
description: updated
tags: added: metadata
removed: i386 lucid
Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2011-09-27
tags: added: db
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