UI freeze exception request for Unity <-> Software Center integration

David Planella david.planella at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 14 16:15:07 UTC 2012

Al 14/03/12 16:22, En/na Bilal Akhtar ha escrit:
> Hello all,
> I've filed bug #955147 [1] that requests for a feature freeze
> exception and UI freeze exception for Unity. The feature being added
> is integration with Software Center. For a demonstration of the
> changes, see the design spec paragraph [2] and the YouTube video [3].
> Do note that that YouTube video is running the same branch that is
> proposed for merging in Unity trunk that needs a freeze exception. The
> merge request is [4], also linked to the bug report [1].
> For a detailed overview of the changes and implementation, see the
> huge bug description at [1].
> In summary, the changes in behavior are:
> 1) Icon flies out from software center to the Unity launcher
> 2) Icon displays progress on top of it when installation is going on.
> 3) Icon has a "waiting to install" tooltip during installation (NOTE:
> I added this string in Unity trunk and Unity precise packages BEFORE
> both the freezes, so no strings are being added).
> 4) Icon wiggles, tooltip changes to app name when installation is
> complete. Icon becomes usable.
> No strings are being added. The only string involved with the
> implementation, "Waiting to install", has been a part of Unity since
> 5.2, which was pushed to Precise before the freezes.

Hi Bilal, thanks for the heads up.

We see no issues from the translations team, we like changes which don't 
modify strings! ;-)


> Do note that the above changes will be part of the Unity package only.
> The software center side of the implementation has been in since
> before both the freezes.
> For more details on the implementation, look at bug report [1]. Feel
> free to ask questions on this thread if you have some.
> Thank you,
> Bilal Akhtar.
> Ubuntu Developer.
> [1]: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/955147
> [2]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#Learning_how_to_launch_an_application
> [3]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6peOjOrcURA
> [4]: https://code.launchpad.net/~bilalakhtar/unity/sc-integration-phase2/+merge/95795

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