"File" menu has unspecified "Login" item

Bug #592616 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2010-06-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

software-center trunk r841, Ubuntu 10.04

The "File" menu contains a "Login" item. Presumably this is a misspelling of "Log In". More importantly, though, it's not in the specification, and there doesn't seem to be any reason for it to exist.

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi mpt. That "Login" menu item is for development purposes only currently. It is not of use otherwise and I agree it's confusing and incorrect to have it displayed by default, so I added some code to only enable it if software-center is launched using a command line switch ("--enable-lp").

Note fyi that this is part of development of the upcoming Buy Something feature:


The actual implementation of this feature in Software Center will depend on the user interaction design which is currently also in-process, and I know that will be included in the Software Center spec when it's ready.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I'm sorry I was a bit abrupt in my report. I am really nervous about having experimental or half-finished stuff in trunk. During the Lucid cycle we were fortunate to get a User Interface freeze exception to remove remnants of the ratings feature, which had been developed in trunk but was not finished in time. I don't want that kind of situation to ever happen again.

So, I would much prefer all the implementation of buy-something be taking place in a branch. Then any associated developer-only menu items could be on by default in that branch, rather than off by default in trunk. Does that make sense?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 2.1.3

software-center (2.1.3) maverick; urgency=low

  * softwarecenter/view/appview.py,
    - fix visual glitch when updating a list view that contains
      a large number of items (LP: #592296)
  * po/POTFILES.in:
    - update to current set of modules
  * software-center,
    - only show login menu if --enable-lp at startup as this
      feature is still in development (LP: #592616)
  * softwarecenter/app.py:
    - set nav history menu items insensitive rather than
      hide them (LP: #594273)
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/catview2-take3, further
    refinement of the category screen courtesy Matthew McGowan,
    many thanks!
  * softwarecenter/view/availablepane.py:
    - disable hide non-apps for the Featured Applications
      category (LP: #594817)
 -- Gary Lasker <email address hidden> Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:23:15 -0400

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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