ICON: "Important" libnotify icon appears indicative of error / problem.

Bug #230758 reported by Troy James Sobotka on 2008-05-15
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Summary: The libnotify icon that appears when there are "Important Security Updates" appears to indicate a state of caution / problem as opposed to important alert. This may be a byproduct of:

 * Inconsistency with standard update icon. This difference makes the instance of downloading seem as though two different things will happen when, in fact, it is the same program being launched.

 * Harnesses symbols from known North American signage associated with caution / warning / etc. Is this what is to be implied or something more akin to "Take Notice" or "Important"? Further still, it uses a second visual cue via colour representation to push this association along.

Possible Fixes:
 * Harness the base shape of the default update icon in a different fashion.
 * Associate different sub-symbols within the icon to distinguish between the two different 'classes' of action versus the appearance of two entirely different functions.
 * Avoid known associative culture centric symbols that imply different meanings, especially when associated with common lore colour systems.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for your suggestion. However, the changes you are requesting aren't really a bug and require more discussion, which should be done on an appropriate mailing list or forum. http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists ( http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-art ? ) might be a good start for determining which mailing list to use.

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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