Remove "The Software on this Computer is up to date" message

Bug #1072100 reported by Jan on 2012-10-27
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is just a small annoyance and might be subject to taste.

After an automatic update Update Manager displays the message "The Software on this Computer is up to date". This message is unnecessary and distracting and was not present in Ubuntu 12.04. It is an elementary part of user interface design not to display messages when a program runs as expected. When I confirm an automatic update, I expect that update to finish. Thus I only need messages when an update failed.

Since update take some time this message might interrupt my work flow at unexpected times for not reason. I do not know why it was introducest but it should be removed if there is no compelling reason.

Here is an image of the dedicated window displaying the message:

Jan (jcgb) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

I don't think it's unnecessary. What should the application do instead of displaying the message, close immediately? That would seem like a crash, and be confusing.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Jan (jcgb) wrote :

Well I would assume everything went well since there were no error messages.

If one insists on a message it could pop up, countdown a few seconds and then cloes automatically.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for update-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

Well, it could offer a checkobx "do not show this message in the future" like synaptics does. Anyway, some way to autoclose this message would be great.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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