Menu entry should be named "Transmission BitTorrent Client" Instead of only the unclear "Transmission"

Bug #184238 reported by VF on 2008-01-19
20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Transmission
Fix Released
Unknown
transmission (Baltix)
Undecided
Unassigned
transmission (Ubuntu)
Medium
Michael Vogt
Hardy
Medium
Unassigned
Intrepid
Medium
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: transmission

Since Transmission is going to be installed by default in Hardy, the menu item should be more descriptive or it won't be immediately clear what the "Transmission" entry in the menu is for (is it a download manager? a ftp client? does it connect to gnutella or something since the tooltip says 'peer to peer' only?).

Also, this is what all the other menu entry names look like in the default install.

VF (vfiend) wrote :

Or even "Transmission BitTorrent" works, I suppose.

VF (vfiend) wrote :

Wow, very responsive upstream, will be in 1.10.

Changed in transmission:
status: New → Fix Committed
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

upstream xref: http://trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/644

This will be in 1.10, rather than 1.02, to avoid breaking the po files until the next translation freeze.

Changed in transmission:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Matthew East (mdke) wrote :

Bittorrent is not something that many users will understand. I suggest "Transmission File Sharing".

It's unclear from this bug whether there is a fix committed in Ubuntu for this - the bug status says yes, but this is unexplained in the comments.

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

If the user doesn't know what Bittorrent is how will they find the torrents needed to use the application?

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

Er that comment was directed at Matthew East, I think the naming 'Transmission Bittorrent' is fine, just pointing out that if the user doesn't already know what Bittorrent is that they wouldn't have any use of the program anyway, so simplifying beyond that for naming is really pointless.

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Chris Cheney
<email address hidden> wrote:
> If the user doesn't know what Bittorrent is how will they find the
> torrents needed to use the application?

Generally speaking, I assume that a user might open an application and
read the help for it to discover how to use it. But I think they are
less likely to do that if the program has an unintelligible name than
if it sounds like something they might wish to use.

No big deal though.

--
Matthew East
http://www.mdke.org
gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

That would be a fair argument and probably will be eventually, but right now transmission has no documentation/help at all, at least that I can see.

Chris

John Dong (jdong) wrote :

Fix not committed, debdiff coming up.

Changed in transmission:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
John Dong (jdong) wrote :

+transmission (1.06-0ubuntu5) hardy; urgency=low
+
+ * Add dpatch for pending bugfix patches
+ * 01-transmission-menu-name: Rename menu entry to "Transmission BitTorrent
+ Client", backported from 1.11 (LP: #184238)
+
+ -- John Dong <email address hidden> Tue, 08 Apr 2008 00:49:00 -0400

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Michael: can you please take a look at it?

Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

Gah, how did this fix slip through the release. We might want to SRU this, as we're already getting negative usability reports: http://contentconsumer.wordpress.com/2008/04/27/is-ubuntu-useable-enough-for-my-girlfriend/

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) on 2008-04-29
Changed in transmission:
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04
Matt Zimmerman (mdz) on 2008-04-29
Changed in transmission:
milestone: ubuntu-8.04 → ubuntu-8.04.1
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2008-05-08
Changed in transmission:
milestone: ubuntu-8.04.1 → none
assignee: nobody → mvo
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04.1
assignee: nobody → mvo
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Uploaded into hardy-proposed.

Changed in transmission:
importance: High → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted into -proposed, please test and give feedback here

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I can verify this, assigning to me for this purpose.

Changed in transmission:
assignee: mvo → pitti
Pascal de Bruijn (pmjdebruijn) wrote :

Can this be targetted for 8.04.1 ?

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Pascal, it is already. I just checked that the menu entry is correct now with the package in hardy-proposed.

Changed in transmission:
assignee: pitti → nobody
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Copied to hardy-updates.

Changed in transmission:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

This is fixed with the latest merge of tranmission now.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

It's not uploaded to intrepid yet, AFAICS.

Changed in transmission:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Needs applying in intrepid ASAP

Changed in transmission:
milestone: none → intrepid-alpha-2
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2008-06-16
Changed in transmission:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2008-06-16
Changed in transmission:
milestone: intrepid-alpha-2 → none
Changed in transmission:
status: New → Fix Committed
Przemek K. (azrael) on 2009-12-17
Changed in transmission (Baltix):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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