[Maverick] screenshot issues with For Purchase apps

Bug #791932 reported by Brian Thomason on 2011-06-02
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Software Center version 3.0.8, Ubuntu Maverick

Due to changes in the way that screenshots are stored on the server for For Purchase items, two problems have appeared with screenshots in the details view of Software Center in Maverick (note that Natty and Oneiric are fine). These problems are:

  1. For the majority of applications in the For Purchase section, screenshots are missing completely.
  2. For those few apps for which screenshots do appear (currently Bullet Candy Perfect,Family Farm and Irukandji), the corresponding thumbnail in the details view in Software Center is way oversized and does not fit in the window (see attached screenshot).


1. While running Maverick, install Software Center version 3.0.9 from maverick-proposed.
2. Open Software Center and click the "For Purchase" node in the left navigation pane.
3. Choose either Bullet Candy Perfect or Family Farm in the list and click "More Info" to view the details view for the app.
4. Verify that a properly-sized screenshot thumbnail appears in the view (refer to attachment "SoftwareCenterCorrectlySizedThumbnail.png").
5. Click the thumbnail and verify that the full-size screenshot is displayed.
6. Check the other apps in the For Purchase list and verify that each has a screenshot thumbnail and that the full-size screenshot can be viewed.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
milestone: none → maverick-updates
summary: - For Purchase apps do not display screenshots in Maverick
+ [Maverick] screenshot issues with For Purchase apps
description: updated
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Here's a screenshot showing the thumbnail at the correct size.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
description: updated
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Please fix in oneiric first, so that this can progress to -updates.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed

Accepted software-center into maverick-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: canonical-losa-isd
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
milestone: maverick-updates → none
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Maverick):
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Undecided
assignee: Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) → nobody
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Maverick):
milestone: none → maverick-updates
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

I've verified this is fixed in software-center version 3.0.9 in maverick-proposed per the stated test procedure, and all seems fine. Thanks!

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 3.0.9

software-center (3.0.9) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/db/update.py,
    - track cataloged_time for items not in axi (e.g. for-purchase apps)
      so that they will show up in What's New, add/modify unit tests
      per the changes (LP: #684077)
    - fix icon display that have a "." in it (LP: #745942)
  * softwarecenter/db/update.py,
    - fix screenshot issues for apps for purchase and update unit
      test (LP: #791932)

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * softwarecenter/apt/apthistory.py:
    - fix startup crash if the history file is corrupted (LP: #725186)
 -- Gary Lasker <email address hidden> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:35:43 -0400

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: testcase
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