No way to tell how to review previously reviewed software that's not installed

Bug #754879 reported by Vincent on 2011-04-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Aaron Peachey

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

When viewing Inkscape's entry in the Software Center, not having Inkscape installed, I was reading through the reviews and wondering how I could add my own. Luckily, I recalled that you couldn't review software that wasn't installed, and looking at the entry of an application that had no review confirmed that ("This app has not been reviewed yet - you need to install this app before you can review it"). However, the Inkscape entry had no such information - perhaps it would be an option to add the "you need to install this app" line at the bottom of the reviews?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: software-center 3.1.26
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 8 17:57:15 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110408)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Vincent (vinnl) wrote :
Aaron Peachey (aaronp) on 2011-04-09
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Aaron Peachey (aaronp)
Aaron Peachey (aaronp) wrote :

Hi Vincent, thanks for reporting this bug, I have confirmed it as I believe it is correct. I've also fixed it in the branch attached.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center -

software-center ( natty; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwarecenter/db/
    - do not crash if /var/lib/apt-xapian-index/cataloged_times.p can
      not be read (LP: #636049)
  * merged lp:~mvo/software-center/get-reviews-subprocess (LP: #743020):
    - don't use multiprocessing anymore, instead glib.spawn_async()
      a helper app, this finally fixes the crashes with accessibility
      turned on (LP: #743020)
    - update to the latest upstream version
      that supports origin and distroseries as arguments
    - add support for getting all the origins of the DB, this is
      needed for the new functionatlity
    - ship, for
      the glib.spawn_async() change
    - this also makes the reviews fully work in the guest session again

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/db/
    - update review loader to check for JoinableQueue rather than
      Queue so that we re-enable the ReviewLoaderThreadedRNRClient
      (LP: #754639)
  * utils/
    - remove two strings marked for translation that are never
      actually shown in the ui, also add translators note for
      combobox entries (LP: #750421)
  * refresh .pot file

  [ Aaron Peachey ]
  * softwarecenter/view/widgets/
    - advise user that app needs to be installed in order to review,
      even if reviews exist (LP: #754879)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:02:12 +0200

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