List view background is inconsistent with other screens

Bug #626037 reported by Guillaume Pascal on 2010-08-28
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Low
Robert Roth
Precise
Undecided
Unassigned
Quantal
Low
Robert Roth

Bug Description

Ubuntu Software Center 2.1.14.1, Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu Software Center 4.1.23.3, Ubuntu 11.10 beta 1

The background don't display in software list...

1. Go to the home screen.
2. Go to an unsubcategorized category screen, e.g. "Sound & Video".
3. Go to a subcategory screen, e.g. "Games" > "Board Games".

What you see:
1. A slightly textured grey background.
2. A white background.
3. A white background.

What you should see:
2. The same background as for the home screen.
3. The same background as for the home screen.

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Vallery Lancey (muscovy) wrote :

This may be a design thing. The pages with the background generally don't have anything where the clouds are.

Andrew (and471) wrote :

I don't believe this is a bug, the backgrounds are only meant to be in the categoryview pages and the software details pages.

@Guillaume
Could you specify what it is exactly that happened and what should of happened in your opinion?

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Guillaume is quite right: the software list views are currently the odd ones out, the only screens that don't show the background. Alexander is also right, that we can't use the background with the current layout of the list views, because the color of the gradient could interfere with selection color.

Matthew McGowan and I discussed this a couple of weeks ago, and he has begun work to show the first item of a software list view *below* the bottom of the background, so that they don't clash (except for search results, which should start at the top and have no background). Now, this would leave quite a bit of empty space at the top. Fortunately, though, this coincides with our desire to make departments and subsections more attractive in general: that empty space can contain subtle artwork (of the same style as the clouds) that matches the department, e.g. pens and pencils in "Office", or lanes diverging and merging in "Version Control".

So, I suggest we make this change early in the Natty cycle, giving us time to organize that artwork.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi! Thanks for your bug report. As you may be aware, the upcoming release of Ubuntu 11.10 will feature a redesigned software-center. The bug you describe is no longer relevant in recent development versions of software-center, so I'll close this bug report. Please continue to report any bugs you may find. Thanks again for your help!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Actually, this bug still exists in 4.1.23.3.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Triaged
description: updated
summary: - Display background in software list
+ List view background is inconsistent with other screens
tags: added: testcase
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-05-10
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

Hello Guillaume, 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
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 ...

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Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

I have verified that software-center version 5.2.2 in precise-proposed fixes this bug per the test case given in the description.

Thanks!

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
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 ...

Read more...

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