Feature Freeze Exception: Animation for Grid Plugin Previews

Bug #744104 reported by Sam Spilsbury on 2011-03-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
John Lea
Fix Released
Sam Spilsbury
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Request for an FFe for a new set of animations to be added to the Grid plugin. This more closely matches the visual design for the grid plugin by expanding the grid rect when the mouse moves closer to the grid area.


This code comes as part of a general cleanup of the Grid plugin for compiz and comes as some general animation code to the GridRectangle class that was added during this cleanup.


Testcases need to be added.


The animation can be turned on and off with an option, using the old code paths instead.


The animation can be seen at [1]

[1] http://smspillaz.ucc.asn.au/unity/screenshots/new-grid-plugins.ogv

The 'indicator direction' should be set as 'from window'.

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Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-28
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8 → 3.8.2

This looks like something that should wait, at the very least, until after
Beta 1.

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

This change brings us a lot closer to the original design, and is also a major refinement on one of the key new features that we will be showcasing in Natty. If this change is not a large instability risk it should definitely gain a ffe. Ping me on IRC if this needs to be discussed further, thx

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
tags: added: udt
description: updated
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

I thnk that Sam has a branch up for review. It's low priority.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → In Progress
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-03-31
tags: added: ffe
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-01
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Timothy Kross (timkross) on 2011-04-02
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-04-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8.2 → 3.8.4
assignee: nobody → Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury (smspillaz)
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-05
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This dynamic behaviour can't be documented by screenshots, so the potential for breaking existing documentation is very low. We have a contingency plan, and reverting won't break other features, so this seems reasonably safe to me. Approved.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-07
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.8.4-0ubuntu1

unity (3.8.4-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-19
tags: added: reviewedbydesign
removed: udt
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