Top bar in GNOME Shell should say "Install Ubuntu GNOME" or "Install" not "Ubiquity"

Bug #1203224 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2013-07-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When the installer is opened in Ubuntu GNOME's live session, it show up in the top bar as Ubiquity. I believe this name is determined by simply capitalizing the binary name (/usr/bin/ubiquity). I have noticed this in other Python apps (but not all of them) such as Gpartedbin and Apport-gtk. The "Ubiquity" name also shows up in the Alt-Tab window switcher and the left sidebar ("dash") of the Activities Overview.

Instead it should say either "Install" or "Install Ubuntu GNOME 13.10"

See also bug 1203223.

Possible fixes
- Switch to GtkApplication

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: ubiquity 2.15.11
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.10.0-3.12-generic 3.10.1
Uname: Linux 3.10.0-3-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.11-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jul 19 20:23:19 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-06-14 (35 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha amd64 (20130613)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
description: updated
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

Marking as bitesize, because once someone confirms this, it will be an easy fix.

tags: added: bitesize
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Tim (darkxst) wrote :

Presumably gnome-shell is failing to find the desktop file for whatever reason. If we fix that, then it should also fix the other python apps that mis-display titles.

Otherwise I think just "Install" is fine.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-07-30
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 2.15.13

ubiquity (2.15.13) saucy; urgency=low

  [ Aurélien Gâteau ]
  * [KDE] Add network manager wifi setup page
  * Refactor network manager code to create a separte GTK class and
    base class for both frontends to use

  [ Dmitrijs Ledkovs ]
  * Properly drop privileges with pkexec by deriving UID/GID/username from

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * Rename ubiquity-gtkui.desktop to ubiquity.desktop (LP: #1203223, #1203224)
 -- Dmitrijs Ledkovs <email address hidden> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:10:09 +0100

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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