long descriptions get cut in the middle

Bug #532072 reported by Redmar on 2010-03-04
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Robert Roth
software-center (Ubuntu)
Robert Roth
Robert Roth

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

1. run software-center search:gshutdown
2. verify that the description is cut in the middle
3. install the version from -proposed
4. repeat (1) and verify that the description is now cut at the end

Very long descriptions of packages get cut in the middle, giving a very weird effect. Like the package Gshutdown when software center is not maximised:

And advanced shutdown utility which allows you to...le the shutdown or the restart of your computer.

I would be better if this was to be split over several lines or capped at the end instead of the middle.

Related branches

arky (arky) wrote :
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Thibault D (thibdrev) wrote :

This is still true in Oneiric.
For example if you want to see the description of LibreOffice in the french version, you have to expand the window !
This is not very convenient and it might be good to correct this for the LTS.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → precise-7-system-administration
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-05-09
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-05-09
description: updated
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-05-11
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

Hello Redmar, or anyone else affected,

Accepted software-center into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2012-05-16
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Fix Committed
Redmar (redmar) wrote :

Fixed after enabling proposed! Thanks a lot for your work.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.2.2

software-center (5.2.2) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/whatsnew-leak-lp985389:
    - search filter fix for the case when the "installed-only"
      filter leaks into subsequent searches (LP: #985389)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-lp994632:
    - add a dep to ensure we get the correct ubuntu-sso-client-gtk
      (LP: #994632)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/proper-error-on-unknown-files:
    - show a proper error message when attempting to open unknown
      file types (LP: #944868)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp921799:
    - fix crash when decoding screenshots JSON (LP: #921799)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp959612:
    - fix crash when selecting the Installed view very quickly
      after startup (LP: #959612)

  [ Ken VanDine ]
  * lp:~ken-vandine/software-center/lp_982567:
    - Check if the proxy is enabled, if the proxy host is set but not
      enabled we shouldn't attempt to use the proxy (LP: #982567)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash-lp969732:
    - need to explicitly declare the needs-refresh signal in the
      AppTreeStore class to prevent a crash (LP: #969732)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash-lp870822:
    - don't crash if we don't get a pkgversion object back
      (LP: #870822)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-shutdown-crash-lp996333:
    - never crash when writing out the software center config file on
      shutdown (LP: #996333)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-makedirs-race-crashes:
    - fix crash on race when creating the cache or config directories
      (LP: #743003, LP: #621182)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash_lp973379:
    - ensure that the cache is ready before using the recommender
      service (LP: #973379 )
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/toolbar-buttons-insensitive-during-startup:
    - set the toolbar buttons insensitive for the duration of time that the
      lobby panels are initializing (LP: #999486, LP: #994341)

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/bug532072:
    - escape markup for support info and license (LP: #993279)
    - ellipsize summary at trailing end (LP: #532072)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp626037:
    - subtle background color tweak for consistency
      between views (LP: #626037)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp835005:
    - no need for the software-properties dialog to be modal
      to software-center (LP: #835005)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp839389:
    - don't display an "icon not found" image in the Unity
      launcher when a report a review window is opened (LP: #839389)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/867588:
    - capitalize the first letter of the package summary
      (LP: #867588)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp876657:
    - make sure the search field does not disappear when an
      install or remove is in progress (LP: #876657)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp987797:
    - fix alignment in the reviews part of the appdetails (LP: #987797)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp844768:
    - show a indeterminate progress bar when software-center waits for
      another ...


Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-05-18
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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