UI/String Freeze Exception: Ubuntu Software Center recommendations opt-in panel text

Gary Lasker gary.lasker at canonical.com
Wed Apr 25 13:46:50 UTC 2012

Hello Ubuntu Translators!

Unfortunately we need to make a string change in the lobby opt-in panel
text for the new recommendations feature in Ubuntu Software Center in
Precise. The corresponding bug is here:


>From the bug description:

We need to remove the word "anonymous" from the opt-in panel text, per
mpt's comment #5 in bug 967064:


We need to do this part of the recommendations opt-in process for the
user currently requires an SSO account and for the user to be logged
into this account. Having this information greatly improves the accuracy
of the personalized recommendations that they will receive, particularly
after they have rated some of their applications. Given this
requirement, even though the list of uploaded packages is not tracked in
any way, it is nevertheless not accurate to use the word "anonymous" in
the opt-in text, so we want to remove it.

The diff is very simple:

=== modified file 'softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/recommendations.py'
--- softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/recommendations.py 2012-04-15
23:53:57 +0000
+++ softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/recommendations.py 2012-04-16
00:00:36 +0000
@@ -145,7 +145,7 @@
     TURN_ON_RECOMMENDATIONS_TEXT = _(u"Turn On Recommendations")
     RECOMMENDATIONS_OPT_IN_TEXT = _(u"To make recommendations, "
                  "Ubuntu Software Center "
- "will occasionally send to Canonical an anonymous list "
+ "will occasionally send to Canonical a list "
                  "of software currently installed.")

     def __init__(self, catview):

Many thanks and my sincere apologies for asking for this change at the
very end of the cycle!

And, as always, thank you for your good work!!

Best regards,

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