Item for purchase shows no metadata

Bug #625254 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2010-08-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Ubuntu Software Center, Ubuntu Maverick

1. Navigate to "Get Software" > "For Purchase" > "Hello X Adventure".

What you should see: Description, screenshot, version, license, and updates status information for the item.
What you actually see: None of the above.

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
importance: Undecided → High
Xhacker Liu (xhacker) on 2010-08-28
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

The 'Fluendo DVD Player' still has no description (or screenshot) here. The fix in s-c 2.1.18 does however fix the license/updates. There also seems to be no reason why we shouldn't display a version number for 'for purchase' apps?

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi kiwinote. Yep, thanks for pointing these out. Actually, the description piece is just not implemented yet (this is in fact the reason that this bug still set as "in progress"). The screenshot handling code is in-place however; we just aren't seeing the screenshot simply because the thumbnail file has not yet been uploaded on the server:

Fixes for both of these issues are in progress. Thanks again!

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Oh, forgot to address the version number -- I expect we will add that soonish, but currently that value is not included in the metadata that we receive from the software-center-agent and so the choice is to either display "Unknown" or don't display the field. We chose the latter.

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2010-09-14
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :
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software-center (2.1.20) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwarecenter/backend/
    - improve help text now that ubuntu-sso-client is more flexible
      about it (thanks to Naty Bidart) LP: #624097
  * debian/control:
    - tighten dependency of ubuntu-sso-client (for the helptext)
  * softwarecenter/db/, softwarecenter/db/
    - add X-AppInstall-Description support and extract it from
      software-center-agent to support long descriptions from
      the agent (LP: #625254)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - add pulse for pending purchases (LP: #637377)
  * softwarecenter/
    - improve logging of the imagedownloader
    - fix where-is-it for kde4 apps (LP: #635684)
  * softwarecenter/distro/
    - fix icon downloading from and support possible
      country mirrors
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - show pulse once the install starts (LP: #637377)
    - support "where is it" for non app-install-data if the desktop
      file has the same name as the package name (LP: #637452)
    - fix icon display in "where is it" if Icon=/path/to/file
  * softwarecenter/apt/
    - add installed_count to the cache
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - support bullets with " o item" in the description
      (LP: #584147)
  * send version of the package to so that it
    can return the most appropriate image. that is supported by debshoots
    now thanks to Christoph Haas
  * softwarecenter/backend/
    - fix a flickering in the viewswitcher spinenr when purchasing
      a application
    - hide the "buy" button when installing a purchase, fix uneven
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/small-ui-fix:
    - fix small horizonal line positioning bug.

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - show a more reasonable number for hidden technical items
      in the installed view of "Provided by Ubuntu"
  * softwarecenter/,
    - create an alternative spinner widget that uses an animated gif
      for when gtk.Spinner is not available (LP: #637422)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - fix crash in _on_transaction_finished (LP: #631132)
    - enable show/hide technical items for "Installed Software"
  * softwarecenter/
    - fix crash in on_menu_edit_activate (LP: #624913)

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - add basic a11y support for addon items
    - add a11y support for 'where is it'
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - set buttons which aren't rendered insensitive (LP: #630521)
    - use a greyed out 'question mark' icon for pkg not found (LP: #635081)
    - for exact pkg not found matches, we don't always have a appname, whoops
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - set verbose a11y name for the 'all' button for carousels, such that we
      include the secti...


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