Stealthy update-manager with virtual desktops

Bug #369820 reported by Barry Warsaw
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Michael Vogt
Fix Released
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

I have 4 desktops in compiz on Jaunty. When update-manager pops up because there are updates to install, it does so in a way that will very often be missed, because u-m opens on a non-visible desktop. If it's going to magically pop up unexpectedly, it should do so on all desktops, or there needs to be some other global persistent way to know that it's active.

affects: ubuntu → update-manager (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
milestone: none → karmic-alpha-3
Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
Revision history for this message
Loïc Martin (loic-martin3) wrote :

Just a detail: the problem is made even worse by the fact update-manager starts as a minimized window. When you use virtual desktops, you don't really need the bottom panel, since each app has its desktop, making the panel irrelevant (no need to use it for switching applications).

As it is in Jaunty, I can go for weeks without noticing security updates. The designer(s) advocating the new behaviour and considering the newly introduced bugs could be ironed out afterwards probably needs to reassess his/her priorities before being trusted with critical features.

Complaining updates shouldn't use the notification area but using the bottom panel as a giant notification area (or the whole desktop, in case update-manager would open non-minimised) doesn't strike me as a great design either.

Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.124

update-manager (1:0.124) karmic; urgency=low

  * AutoUpgradeTester:
    - add kubuntu, main-all, lts-server, lts-ubuntu profiles
  * ported to gtkbuilder
  * UpdateManager/
    - warn if running on battery (LP: #377697)
    - make it less stealty by setting the stick() property if
      run in auto-open mode (LP: #369820)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 06 Jul 2009 17:11:07 +0200

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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