PPAs displayed poorly in "Other Software"

Bug #930827 reported by Robert Roth on 2012-02-12
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Robert Roth

Bug Description

Currently the items on the Other software look strange, because
- PPA items are usually are too wide to be displayed without a scrollbar
- PPA items (all information in one line) are inconsistent with the top two items, Partners and Independent (2 lines).
I'd suggest separating the information as follows: if we have a source comment, let's have the URI on a second line, everything else on the first line, and if we don't have a comment, let's keep it as it is. (With PPAs added with add-apt-repository this should not be the case after the branch adding the PPA displayname as comment for the software source is merged).

I will attach a screenshot of the current and of the proposed layout.
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: software-properties-gtk 0.82.4 [modified: usr/share/software-properties/gtkbuilder/dialog-add.ui]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-15.24-generic-pae 3.2.5
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-15-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Feb 12 04:11:17 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20120110.2)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: software-properties
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-03 (8 days ago)

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Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-02-12
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-02-13
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2012-03-27
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-08-19
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: Robert Roth (evfool) → nobody
summary: - Improve other software sources
+ PPAs displayed poorly in "Other Software"
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2013-06-19
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2013-06-24
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.92.21

software-properties (0.92.21) saucy; urgency=low

  * Copy software-properties icon from Humanity (and Elementary)
    to replace the dated and unclear icon used if your icon theme doesn't
    include a replacement icon
 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:15:40 +0200

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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