Software center's category menu is unreadable with GTK 3.8

Bug #1173611 reported by Julien Olivier on 2013-04-27
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Ubuntu GNOME, the category menu on the left side of the software center is unreadable with GTK3.8 from the Ubuntu Desktop PPA.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: software-center 5.6.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.29-generic 3.8.8
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Apr 27 15:01:45 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2010-09-15 (954 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100816.1)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2011-04-01 (757 days ago)

Julien Olivier (julo) wrote :
Julien Olivier (julo) wrote :
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2013-04-27
summary: - Software center's category menu is unreadable on GNOME 3
+ Software center's category menu is unreadable with GTK 3.8
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2013-04-27
description: updated
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2013-04-27
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-04-28
no longer affects: gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

It appears here that GtkLabel is not getting the correct calculated height when text wrapping is enabled. Probably this is a gtk bug, however I cannot reproduce it with gtk git master (I also can't find any commits that look like they would resolve the issue).

Linked branch works around the issue by disabling text-wrapping in the category pane, however its probably best to find and fix the underlying bug.

Changed in gtk:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

fixed gtk on gnome3-staging, and will be fixed upstream in 3.8.2

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2013-05-10
affects: gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Fix Released
affects: ubuntu → gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Hum, why did you make your own version of GTK rather than using the one from the ubuntu-desktop ppa which already includes that fix?

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

oh, I had not seen that one ;(

Changed in gtk:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in gtk:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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