Unity Greeter - finesse animation transitions and kinetics

Bug #844050 reported by John Lea on 2011-09-07
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Mika Meskanen
Unity Greeter
Fix Released
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
Michael Terry

Bug Description

Finesse animation transitions and kinetics.

The animations and kinetics should exactly match those shown in the attached video "login_screen_v02_WP.mov".

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John Lea (johnlea) wrote :
tags: added: onew udo
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → Mika Meskanen (mesq)
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-greeter:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Mika Meskanen (mika) wrote :

Updated the reference video – see the attached file "login_screen_v02_longer_H264.mov".

Mika Meskanen (mika) wrote :

And here's the same video mockup in MPEG-4 (1.9MB)

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-09-28
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-19
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Matt Sturgeon (mattsturgeon) wrote :

Will the greeter have access to files owned by users other than root? Or inside user's directories?

Perhaps if users choose a personal file as their wallpaper they should have to grant read access to all users?
Or tick a checkbox in the wallpaper settings, “Show this wallpaper on the login screen”?

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

So just to clarify, AFAICT this bug is about the scrolling animation of the user list. Specifically, when switching users:

1) The current password box disappears (no animation)
2) The current username and gear scroll up or down and off the highlight box
3) The next username and gear scroll up or down into the highlight box to rest where they should
4) the new password box appears (no animation)

And also:
5) When first appearing, the greeter scrolls from the top of the list to the default user

From what I see of the animation and current behavior, doing those 5 things would close this bug, right? (the background switching issues are in bug 844081)

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Those five + the speed and tweening used when scrolling the list. Ask Jason Smith about what tweening algorithm we should be using (he's working on standardising this across Unity).

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2012-01-11
Changed in unity-greeter:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-01-11
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Michael Terry (mterry)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-greeter - 0.2.0-0ubuntu1

unity-greeter (0.2.0-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream release
    - Improve scrolling animation (LP: #844050)
    - Select menubar when F10 is pressed
    - Fix Orca not starting when enabling screen reader (LP: #850554)
    - Add a keyboard indicator (LP: #783827, LP: #834487)
    - Always focus new windows
    - Check version of Vala when compiling
    - Update logo for 12.04 (LP: #892394)
    - Use default invisible character in password dialog (LP: #834878)
    - Darken indicator bar
    - User smaller grid size
    - Put end-stops on user list scrolling
    - Only fade out user labels that can't fit in completely (LP: #883260)
    - Center dots (LP: #872800)
    - Add translator comments (LP: #855385)
    - Add option to disable dots (LP: #883908)
    - Only redraw parts of the screen that have changed
    - Don't run the greeter if can't connect to daemon and not in test mode
      (LP: #876754)
 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:56:21 +1100

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity-greeter:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-02-20
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Critical → High
Nick Tait (jnick-tait) on 2012-03-08
tags: added: furtherdesignreviewrequiredp
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-26
tags: added: reviewedbydesignp
removed: furtherdesignreviewrequiredp onew udo udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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