FFE: Fix onboard to small in unity-greeter (LP: #1297695)

Bug #1303370 reported by Francesco Fumanti on 2014-04-06
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onboard (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


Onboard 1.0.0 has improved its appearance in unity-greeter by not stretching anymore its window over the whole width of the screen; it now uses an aspect ratio, where the letter keys on it have a shape similar to a square.

It turned out, that the nearly squared keys are too small for certain people:

Thus, we have decided to change a value in the onboard-defaults.conf file, that contains the system defaults for Onboard. I replaced the line xembed-aspect-change-range=[0, 1.15] with the line xembed-aspect-change-range=[0, 1.6] in the system-defaults.conf file in order to have letter keys that are a bit wider. (The next minor release of Onboard might have a better solution for this issue. )

Could you please have a look at the provided debianisation for trusty and upload it to the repositories of Ubuntu if everything is allright?

Thanks in advance for taking it into account.



Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :
Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :
Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :
Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :
Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

It's a bug fix, it doesn't need an FFe. Uploading. It'll sit in the review queue of the release team though.

Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for looking at it and especially for telling me that it does not need an FFE because it is a bug fix. Could you tell me if I get it right? Though the wiki talks about bug fixes in the pages of the FFE, I should only call it FFE if the features have changed; correct?

Moreover, I wonder now, whether the following sponsorship request should have been called an FFE or not:

I suppose that it cannot be called a bugfix only release because it adds support for scaling factors > 1. The fact, that the support was introduced to solve a bug matters less than the fact, that it has introduced a new feature. Can you confirm?
* Add initial support for org.gnome.interface scaling-factor > 1 (LP #1283491)


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package onboard - 1.0.0-0ubuntu4

onboard (1.0.0-0ubuntu4) trusty; urgency=medium

  * Request for sponsorship (LP: #1303370)
  * debian/patches/add_defaults_for_ubuntu.patch:
    - Increase xembed aspect change range (LP: #1297695)
 -- Francesco Fumanti <email address hidden> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:11:15 +0200

Changed in onboard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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