Errors in review windows are cut off short

Bug #741111 reported by Dave Morley on 2011-03-23
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
High
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software-center (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

software-center 3.1.24, Ubuntu 11.04

In Software center reviews the error for trying to send a second review on a single application is cut short. Screenshot: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/67096653/rnr-error.png

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter/RatingsAndReviews#submit-progress>: "If the submission is unsuccessful because of an error, then: ... The dialog should lengthen to make room for a mini error icon and error message just above the “Cancel” and “Try Again” buttons."

Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Arrr, this is my fault. I designed the dialog without enough space to show the errors.

So, where should we show them instead? Should the dialog temporarily get taller to display the error above the Cancel+Publish buttons, perhaps?

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
status: New → Confirmed
Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :

Yeah a good possibility. As the users attention will undoubtedly be focused on that section of the screen it would be useful to have it display in or around those buttons.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I've updated the specification to say that any error messages should expand the dialog vertically, rather than trying to fit alongside the buttons. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter/RatingsAndReviews?action=diff&rev2=84&rev1=82>

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
description: updated
tags: added: bitesize
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Triaged
no longer affects: software-center
jv13613 (jv13613) on 2013-02-01
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid

Why is the Software Centre task being marked as Invalid?

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
jv13613 (jv13613) wrote :

My apologies, I was confused between the activity by Matthew Thomas, which I though marked this as not needing be to done anymore(I now realize he was untagging a package), and my attempt at reproducing the bug, which I did not do right.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Paper Cuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Paper Cuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja) → Honshu Priyadarshi (honshu91)

If I can add a fast comment: please remember the users on little laptop which have just 600 pixel vertically. Please do not follow "thunderbird way" (-> forcing you to use alt+mouse to "explore" the windows, and sometime even that does not work). Provide a scrollbar if the window do not fit in the vertical space. Thanks!

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Honshu Priyadarshi (honshu91) → nobody
Scott (scottlee) wrote :

Hi, I've assigned myself this bug and would like to take a shot.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Scott (scottlee)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Scott (scottlee)
Scott (scottlee) on 2014-06-19
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Scott (scottlee) → nobody
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: Scott (scottlee) → nobody
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Filip Sohajek (filip-sohajek)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: Filip Sohajek (filip-sohajek) → nobody
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