Installing Wine offers to add useless launcher to panel

Bug #848437 reported by Scott Ritchie on 2011-09-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
wine1.2 (Ubuntu)
wine1.3 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installing Wine in Oneiric presents a checkbox to add Wine's .desktop launcher to the panel.

However, this .desktop file is actually useless as a launcher - it's added solely to open other types of files, since Wine is not an application that you open by itself. Software center needs a mechanism for having this option be overridden.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

software-center should actually check if there is a exec line in the file.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2011-09-16
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I was wrong, exec is fine, but it now honors NoDisplay=true in trunk

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center -

software-center ( oneiric; urgency=low

  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/
    - fix r2344 (line wrap for header) as it leaves overly
      huge margins, thanks to Matthew McGowan
    - fix crash if get_icon() returns None (LP: #846508)
  * softwarecenter/backend/installbackend_impl/
    - be more robust against a race when the transaction disappears
      between notify and fetching details #804444)
  * data/ui/gtk3/submit_usefulness.ui:
    - remove not needed cancel/post click handlers (LP: #830830)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/,
    - fix show/hide technical items when in search mode in the installed
      pane and add regression test
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/
    - fix show/hide nonapps count when doing searches
    - add tests
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/
    - do not show "no network connection" message when checking for
      new reviews (LP: #848480)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/, softwarecenter/,
    - do not offer to add NoDisplay=true desktop files like wine to the
      launcher (LP: #848437)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:12:26 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in wine1.2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in wine1.3 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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