Sign in screen contains hyperlinks with no way back

Bug #640520 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2010-09-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical SSO provider
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Ubuntu Software Center 2.1.21, Ubuntu Maverick

1. Navigate to "Fluendo DVD Player", and choose "Buy".
2. In the sign in screen, choose "Find out more", or "Source code for this service", or "AGPL".

What happens: You end up on another Web page with no way back.

What should happen: either
* Ubuntu Software Center uses a sign on dialog rather than a Web page; or
* the Web page does not contain any links other than "Cancel" and maybe "Choose your language"; or
* any links other than "Cancel" and "Choose your language" open in your default Web browser.

Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

I was about to file the same bug. I would recommend the third suggestion mpt made (open them in the default web browser)

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
David Owen (dsowen) wrote :

This should be fixed in SSO by #631573.

Just checked in Maverick and confirmed this is fixed. External links now open a new browser dialog (although not in my preferred browser - but that's a software centre thing afaik). Marking as "Fix released" for SSO

Changed in canonical-identity-provider:
status: New → Fix Released
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

In the branch linked we now open all external links in the default browser.

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

Fix committed to trunk. Very nice work, thanks as always, kiwinote!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 3.1.18

software-center (3.1.18) natty; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * added "Was this review useful" feature (currently hidden
    pending rollout of server support)
  * added "Offline cache for reviews" feature
    (needs latest python-piston-mini-client to work)
  * debian/control:
    - depend on latest python-piston-mini-client

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * softwarecenter/distro/
    - we can't download an icon for a featured application if the cache is not
      ready (LP: #711857, LP: #717337)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - don't crash if app_details has no desktop_file (LP: #716245)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - open external links in default browser (LP: #640520)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - play nicely if we click on an app before the cache is ready (LP: #691321)
    - minor grammar tweak for Dylan McCall (LP: #717410)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/,
    - generalize get_icon_from_iconname method, wire it up
    - fix crash if an icon can't be found (LP: #716111)
    - try a different, subjectively better-suited icon for the history item
      (one that is also included in gnome-icon-theme)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:39:02 +0100

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