UIF exception: ubuntuone-client preferences

Bug #434884 reported by Joshua Hoover on 2009-09-22
36
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntuone-client (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntuone-client

The ubuntuone-client package needs a Beta Freeze exception in order to provide users a way to access the ubuntuone-client preferences when the applet is hidden (by default). The change will entail adding a menu item to System->Preferences to access the Ubuntu One preferences, which will replace the existing preferences UI, which is only available by right-clicking on the Ubuntu One applet.

Related branches

Changed this to be a BetaFreeze exception as this is not going to be done in time for the deadline.

summary: - UserInterfaceFreeze exception: ubuntuone-client preferences
+ BetaFreeze exception: ubuntuone-client preferences
description: updated
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Wasn't the original idea to put that into the nautilus extension?

Also, I think this needs some more cleanup. UbuntuOne already has a menu item in Applications -> Internet, which seems to do nothing at all. Could this be used for the preferences dialog? I don't want to have two UbuntuOne menu entries, especially not if one doesn't do anything visible.

Thanks!

Changed in ubuntuone-client (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Please ping here if there's something upload/look at. Thanks!

summary: - BetaFreeze exception: ubuntuone-client preferences
+ UIF exception: ubuntuone-client preferences
Joshua Hoover (joshuahoover) wrote :

Martin,

The menu item in Applications->Internet launches the client so that is it's purpose. It is visible to the user initially by launching the ubuntuone-client-applet. By default, the applet will disappear after a short period of inactivity. The user can change this preference currently by right-clicking on the applet, selecting preferences, and changing the applet to always be visible. We want to make the preferences to always be available to the user, no matter if they have the applet showing or not.

Thanks!

Josh

Joshua Hoover [2009-09-25 12:07 -0000]:
> The menu item in Applications->Internet launches the client so that is
> it's purpose. It is visible to the user initially by launching the
> ubuntuone-client-applet.

Ah, so it's doing nothing for me because it's already started with the
session?

I don't think this makes a lot of sense to people to be honest.
Start/Stop is already provided in the nautilus extension, it usually
is started automatically, and for the first time setup you probably
want a real dialog, similar to the one you are just about to add.

> We want to make the preferences to always be available to the user,
> no matter if they have the applet showing or not.

Yes, that makes sense, and should probably go to System -> Prefs, as
you proposed.

Martin

--
Martin Pitt | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com) | Debian Developer (www.debian.org)

dobey (dobey) wrote :

Martin, the linked branch has the changes. I'd like to get it landed and in a release for beta, but we obviously can't until it's approved. Thanks!

Changed in ubuntuone-client (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

OK for splitting out the preferences into its own program/menu entry. Bit late for Karmic beta, but it can still land afterwards.

However, nack for introducing another menu entry without killing the rather useless one in Apps -> Internet. Why can't this be cleaned up?

dobey (dobey) on 2009-09-28
Changed in ubuntuone-client (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

So just for the record, getting rid of the Apps->Internet thing is independent from the new prefs dialog, and can also happen post-beta. So no need to block this update.

Changed in ubuntuone-client (Ubuntu):
assignee: Martin Pitt (pitti) → nobody
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntuone-client - 0.96.0-0ubuntu1

---------------
ubuntuone-client (0.96.0-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Make preferences more accessible (LP: #434884)
    - Handle errors better when sharing from Nautilus (LP: #381012)
    - Use a better icon size for notifications (LP: #423034)
    - Remove partial file handling from nautilus extension (LP: #429482)

 -- Rodney Dawes <email address hidden> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 18:15:00 -0400

Changed in ubuntuone-client (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers