"Find it in menu" hint should use X-GNOME-FullName

Bug #635464 reported by Michael Terry on 2010-09-11
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

I see that a hint about where to find applications after installation has been added. I like it! But it does one thing wrong. For applications that provide an X-GNOME-FullName in the .desktop file, it should be preferred over Name for the app name (at least if the user's environment is GNOME).

For example, deja-dup. Software Center tells the user to find it in Applications -> System Tools -> Deja Dup. But it will actually be found as "Deja Dup Backup Tool".

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-20.29-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-20-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Sep 10 22:56:35 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi Michael! Thanks for your bug report. The bug you describe has been fixed in the branch I have linked and should be available in the next release. Please continue to report any bugs you may find in software-center. Thanks again for your help!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Kiwinote (kiwinote)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Fix merged to trunk. Thanks kiwinote!

And a shout out to Mike Terry, me old compatriot!!

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

software-center (2.1.19) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/view/widgets/mkit.py:
    - fix crash during action_bar refresh (LP: #635044)
  * softwarecenter/backend/channel.py:
    - always display the partner channel, even if its
      source is not enabled (LP: #635003)
  * softwarecenter/db/application.py,
    - make StoreDatabase.get_appname return None if the
      name is not defined in the xapian doc
    - consolidate code to generate application name and
      summary for display in the UI to a single place
    - wire applist, appdetails and the navigation bar
      to use it (LP: #636004)

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * data/software-center.menu.in:
    - fix typo to now use applications-ocaml icon, thanks mpt (LP: #635732)
  * softwarecenter/backend/channel.py:
    - allow 'for purchase' to have an icon in non-English locales (LP: #636242)
  * softwarecenter/db/application.py:
    - try to open deb file, except on any sort of error (LP: #633379)
    - simplify when we use which warnings for deb files (LP: #635015)
    - reload pkg cache object and xapian doc if it turns out that the pkgname
      of a deb file is different than what we guessed on basis of the file name
  * softwarecenter/utils.py:
    - fix crash when desktop_file is None (LP: #635596)
  * softwarecenter/view/appdetailsview_gtk.py:
    - use the display name for app entry in 'where is it' (LP: #635464)
    - restore correct padding in addons status bar (LP: #625230)
  * minor tweaks to lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/title-summary-fixes
    - use installed state in status bar for reinstallable debs (LP: #635015)

  [ Matthew Paul Thomas ]
  * data/software-center.menu.in:
    - fix incorrect Category value in the xml for the Debugging
      subcategory of Developer Tools (LP: #538911)

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Fix update-apt-xapian-index crashes when the Dir::Cache::pkgcache file
    doesn't exist (LP: #267330).

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwarecenter/backend/aptd.py:
    - fix "reload()" in enable_channel() and only update the particular
      channel file
  * softwarecenter/distro/Ubuntu.py:
    - fix crash for icons loaded from extras.ubuntu.com
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/Bug635375 (LP: #635375)
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/tiny-pathbar-tweak
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/Bug625443 (LP: #625443)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:16:47 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Daniël van Eeden (dveeden) wrote :

A solution might be:
if (gnome3) {

An other solution might be needed for Unity?

Mike Mestnik (cheako) wrote :

Applications have a .desktop file, but I think it's more accurate to say that a package provides menu entries in a .desktop file.

Actually this is causing problems for me, as many applications don't read and possibly won't ever read .desktop files. That's the reason Debian created it's menu system.

I believe that any package providing .desktop file(s) should be corrected to provide the menu file and if there are deficiencies in the menu package/system they should be addressed and corrected.

...I don't believe there are any, the menu system will populate .desktop files with the correct information.

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