First-run of Unity should scan AWN, Docky and other popular launcher settings

Bug #692967 reported by Mark Shuttleworth on 2010-12-21
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Didier Roche
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

When we do a first-run setup of Unity, we currently look at Gnome Panel and Nautilus desktop for launchers of "favourite" apps to include in the Unity launcher.

This scan should be extended to cover other popular launchers, like AWN and Docky, in all their Cairo and GL-loving forms.

Most folks with a custom launcher, who upgrade from Maverick to Natty will no doubt want to stay with the latest version of that preferred launcher. But they may also want to try Unity, and when they do, it would be cool if their favourite apps are pre-populated in the launcher.

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Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Neat idea, will have a try at that and add cairo-dock to the list as well :)

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
milestone: none → 3.2.10
Jorge Castro (jorge) on 2011-01-03
tags: added: bitesize
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-01-04
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed

It wasn't mentioned, so you'll have to excuse me if it was included. But Cairo-dock should be included in that list. It has D-bus and a remote api, so it should be easy for you guys. :)

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Hey Corey, see my comment there: and the merge request as well ;) It's taken into account :)
Thanks for the head's up and do not hesitate if you think about additional docks that we can include

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-01-14
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.2.12-0ubuntu1

unity (3.2.12-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
   - Window border doesn't get restored (LP: #691812)
   - When a menu is triggered from Alt+key, app name stays visible on panel
     (LP: #691765)
   - show the launcher on <Super> KeyPress, this will be needed when the
     shortcut will be implemented if we are in intellihide mode
   - Make sure an underscore is correctly placed under the corresponding
     accelerator-key. (LP: #683427)
   - Adding a dummy --replace option for compatibility reason (LP: #692569)
   - Compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in CompWindow::id() (LP: #694945)
   - Tooltip text not vertically centered (LP: #697791)
   - Maximizing a window horizontally or vertically removes the title bar
     (LP: #696780)
   - Mousewheel support for indicators (LP: #681428)
   - Avoid Quicklists being positioned so that they are partially offscreen at
     the bottom screen-edge. (LP: #691114)
   - Migrate awn, docky and cairo-dock dock launchers (LP: #692967)
   - Include manpages, and make them translatable. (LP: #684896)
   - Automaximize windows in Unity with some rules like blacklisting some
     applications, initial window size.
     It fixes also some bugs, like maximized window on first map not
     undecorated (LP: #667009, #669716, #693779, #691741)
   - Update libunity to conform to latest GIO VAPI breakage (LP: #679964)
   - Initial unity-atk module implementation (LP: #701680)
   - Panel autohide when on Quicklist (LP: #683261)
  * debian/control:
    - unity breaks on older bamf version (dbus protocol changed)
    - needs latest and greatest from dee
    - add libatk1.0-dev build-dep
  * CMakeList:
    - distro-patch to avoid building tests right now as building them is failing
      with the current vala/gir stack. THIS NEED TO BE REMOVED.
  * debian/rules:
    - don't --fail-missing as we don't want to install the vapi yet. The gir
      package will come next week.
  * debian/unity-common.install:
    - install the manpages
  * debian/libunity3.symbols:
    - updated
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:47:25 +0100

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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