Pretends that "Software Sources" window is a modal dialog when it isn't

Bug #1058070 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2012-09-28
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Stephen Kraemer
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Stephen Kraemer

Bug Description

update-manager 1:0.174.1, software-properties-gtk 0.92.6, Ubuntu Q

1. Open Software Updater.
2. Open System Settings and choose "Software Sources".
3. Switch back to Software Updater.
4. Choose "Settings".

What happens:
2. The "Software Sources" window opens.
3. It is still possible to interact with Software Updater.
4. A second "Software Sources" window opens, and everything in the Software Updater window becomes insensitive.

What should happen:
4. Focus switches to the already-open "Software Sources" window, and everything in the Software Updater window remains sensitive.

Software Updater shouldn't pretend that Software Sources is a dialog modal to it. It isn't a dialog, and there are multiple other ways of accessing it.

(Bug 1076832 is the equivalent bug in Synaptic.)

Related branches

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: quantal
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
tags: added: bitesize
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Stephen Kraemer (straemer)
Stephen Kraemer (straemer) wrote :
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.175

update-manager (1:0.175) raring; urgency=low

  [ Eric Williams ]
  * German translation fix (LP: #1070289)

  [ Stephen Kraemer ]
  * UpdateManager/ made Settings... button open software-properties
    non-modally. (LP: #1058070)

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * Remove package count badge from the unity launcher (LP: #1036891)
  * Added 6px border to the button box to align the buttons with the contents
    above (LP: #1081099)

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * debian/rules:
    - do not call dh_auto_build as as it call py2 even when its not
      supposed to (LP: #1089808), thanks to Jean-Baptiste Lallement
  * fix missing "Architecture" when writing out the fake dpkg-status
    file in the tests (LP: #1089793)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:09:13 +0100

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Stephen Kraemer (straemer) wrote :

I don't know why this was marked as fixed - the patch for software-properties still needs to go through. I don't seem to be able to switch the bug's status though.

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Stephen Kraemer (straemer)
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties -

software-properties ( raring; urgency=low

  * Build-depend on python-setuptools.
 -- Matthias Klose <email address hidden> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:01:57 +0100

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