UI Freeze exception: Theming fixes for Software Center

Bug #838382 reported by Gary Lasker on 2011-08-31
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Bug Description

Software Center recently switched over to a new GTK3-based user interface and we have some theming bugs outstanding that we need to have fixed. These will result in some changes in the user interface, most noticeably when using a light-color theme such as Radiance. There is also a change to the appearance of the navigation buttons at the left of the top navigation panel.

These primary rationale for this exception request is that, in its current state, Software Center is nearly unusable when using the Radiance theme (see screenshot at https://launchpadlibrarian.net/77454179/Navigation%20bar.png , an attachment to bug 828092). The screenshot at https://launchpadlibrarian.net/78622321/Radiance.png shows the same navigation bar with the proposed fix. Note also that bug 828092 has been set to "high" importance because it is very easy to switch themes in Ubuntu now.

The other bugs addressed by the proposed fix are bug 830681 and bug 830738. Again, these are mainly color changes that will serve to improve the usability of Software Center.

There are no string changes associated with this freeze exception request.

Thanks!

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Would appreciate an ack from the ubuntu-docs team about this to make sure this does not impact your work in progress for Software Center documentation.

Many thanks!
Gary

summary: - UI Freeze exception: Theming fixes
+ UI Freeze exception: Theming fixes for Software Center
Matthew East (mdke) wrote :

No problem, go ahead

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Ok, great, thanks Matthew!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 4.1.21

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software-center (4.1.21) oneiric; urgency=low

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * AUTHORS:
    - add credits for the new icon (LP: #834882)
  * a stash of unicode fixes to make s-c-gtk3 usable around the world
    (LP: #831865, LP: #834409, LP: #834312)
  * softwarecenter/db/update.py:
    - fix reinstall previous purchases (LP: #834984)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/availablepane.py:
    - set title for 'previous purchases' list view (LP: #833960)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/softwarepane.py:
    - fix None.copy() such that switching panes works again (LP: #834196)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/buttons.py:
    - escape application name in tiles (LP: #835876)

  [ Jacob Johan Edwards ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/softwarepane.py:
    - fix the spinner display when loading slow views (LP: #830682)

  [ Gabor Kelemen ]
  * po/POTFILES.in,
    po/POTFILES.skip:
    - update per latest configuration, add new gtk3 files

  [ Matthew McGowan ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/buttons.py :
    - resize fix for Top Rated and What's New tiles (LP: #833697)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/catview_gtk.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/containers.py:
    - disable the rendering of the checkboard pattern in the
      grid views (at request of mpt)
   * lp:~mmcg069/software-center/description-tweaks:
     - fix badly rendered package descriptions, other tweaks
       (LP: #833954)
   * lp:~mmcg069/software-center/globalpane-themeability:
     - various theming fixes (LP: #828092, LP: #830681,
       LP: #830738 and LP: #838382)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * software-center,
    software-center-gtk3,
    softwarecenter/db/update.py:
    - enable CJK support in Xapian (LP: #745243)
  * po/software-center.pot:
    - refresh .pot file
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk/widgets/thumbnail.py:
    - fix missing icon in theme to let non-gtk3 version
      launch again, also fixes all gtk unit tests
  * test/test_database.py:
    - update unit test

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/installedpane.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/appview.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/menubutton.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/oneconfviews.py,
    softwarecenter/db/appfilter.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/app.py,
    data/ui/gtk3/SoftwareCenter.ui:
    - brings back OneConf to software center gtk3 with a fresh new design
      (LP: #838623)
  * debian/control:
    - depends on latest oneconf
 -- Gary Lasker <email address hidden> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 11:55:14 -0400

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