start-here SVG icons do not load in Qt applications

Bug #752607 reported by Florian Boucault on 2011-04-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu)
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-mono

For some reason the existing versions of the start-here icons in ubuntu-mono-light and ubuntu-mono-dark fail to load in Qt applications.
I isolated the bit of the SVGs that prevent it from working: removing the last 'fill="none"' in the file fixes the issue while keeping the exact same rendering.
You will find fixed versions of the SVGs there:

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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Florian: is this in the source version, or is it a result of dh_scour attacking the SVG during the package build process?

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

I am not sure. All I did was taking the SVGs from my installed system and tweaking it so that it works.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

@Paul: no, the problem is not a result of dh_scour. The SVG file in the source package already contains this 'fill="none"' that makes Qt choke (see, line 56).

Changed in ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Note: it seems that "none" is a perfectly valid value for the 'fill' attribute, but it implies that the path is going to be rendered invisible (which I reckon is what is happening with the Qt SVG engine). My wild guess is that it is rendered correctly by other engines (notably GTK’s) because this path element is enclosed in a group that has style="fill:#dfdbd2".

At a first glance and with my very limited knowledge of SVG it looks like in fact GTK is getting it wrong and should paint it invisible like Qt does. In any case, I’d argue the extra 'fill="none"' can be safely removed from the source SVGs.

Of course, the opinion of someone more versed in scalable graphics would be very welcome to confirm/invalidate my findings.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Also note that only the start-here icons seem to be affected by this issue:

$ grep -rn "fill=\"none\"" *
ubuntu-mono-dark/apps/22/start-here.svg:56: fill="none"
ubuntu-mono-light/apps/22/start-here.svg:56: fill="none"

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

The attached branch fixes the issue.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2011-04-07
Changed in ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-04-11
Changed in ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.04-beta-2
importance: Undecided → High
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Pushed: [ubuntu/natty] ubuntu-mono 0.0.28 (Waiting for approval)

Changed in ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Thanks Paul!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-mono - 0.0.28

ubuntu-mono (0.0.28) natty; urgency=low

  [K.Vishnoo Charan Reddy]
  * User-home should be folder. (LP: #721121)

  [Olivier Tilloy]
  * Removed a suspicious 'fill="none"' attribute from some paths in the
    start-here icons, this was resulting in fully transparent rendering
    with Qt’s SVG engine. (LP: #752607)
 -- Paul Sladen <email address hidden> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:24:58 +0100

Changed in ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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