gnome help hangs when you click embedded HTTP link

Bug #364121 reported by Martin Olsson on 2009-04-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
yelp (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

repro steps:

1. boot the jaunty live cd
(note: you must not have any firefox windows open)
2. click the help icon on the gnome-panel ("white question mark inside blue circle" icon)
3. the last sentence in the first help document says "Ubuntu has an open and vibrant community of contributors. Find out how to contribute". The last part (i.e. "how to contribute") is a HTTP hyperlink, click on that link.
4. firefox opens the HTTP link
5. wait 5 seconds without doing anything
6. the gnome help viewer now becomes gray and unresponsive

(if you close firefox the help viewer becomes responsible so the problem/bug here is that the gnome help viewer is making a synchronous call to open firefox... the bugfix probably is a one liner).

To understand the problem in more detail, please look at the attached screenshot.

Related branches

Martin Olsson (mnemo) wrote :
affects: gnome-panel (Ubuntu) → yelp (Ubuntu)
Changed in yelp (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in yelp:
status: Unknown → New
Martin Olsson (mnemo) wrote :

upstream was marked as dup of another upstream bug so I'm redirecting it here as well... also, now upstream seems to have an uncommited patch attached..

Changed in yelp:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in yelp:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in yelp:
status: New → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in yelp (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package yelp - 2.27.1-0ubuntu1

yelp (2.27.1-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream release: (LP: #387195)
    - Added experimental support for Mallard
    - Fixed various color theme issues
    - Don't assume order of certain man macros (Andy Owen)
    - Fixed locking issue (Andy Owen)
    - No more hangs when you click embedded HTTP link (LP: #364121)
    - Updated translations
  * debian/
    - remove libglade2-dev build-dep
    - re-generate debian/control
  * debian/patches:
    - adapt 01_lpi.patch
    - refresh 02_autoconf.patch
    - don't use 07_rosetta_translations_update.patch since karmic is not
      translable yet

 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:25:14 +0200

Changed in yelp (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in yelp:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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