Unity, consistency and password-protected web pages

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at canonical.com
Mon Mar 28 13:14:25 UTC 2011

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Dylan McCall wrote on 28/03/11 04:32:
> Something I've noticed lately has me a little concerned. I am hoping
> you folks can put my fears at ease! When I look at bug reports for
> Unity, I often encounter links to what I assume are design documents
> internal to Canonical. Here is one of those bug reports:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/729009
> (I realise this one was filed recently on an issue noticed after
> implementation, but let's view it as an example).
> The description points at an image:
> https://chinstrap.canonical.com/~sabdfl/11_04/desktop_and_netbook/dash/Dash_desktop/unity_desktop_dashboard_23_02_11_stages_fixed_01.png
> This specific bug report looks like it could be a bitesize bug; a nice
> first bug fix for somebody. However, because the bug description is
> effectively inaccessible to any but those with access to
> chinstrap.canonical.com, it has to be fixed by a Canonical employee.
> (It rings a bell that the bug report could only have been filed by a
> Canonical employee, too).

Mark has responded to your general point. As for that specific example,
though, I did not know the image existed at the time I reported the bug.
The bug description was changed later.

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