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|Summary:||no visible difference when number of updates changes|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Component:||gnome-packagekit||Assignee:||Robin Norwood <robin.norwood>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-05-06 13:06:24 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Jeremy Katz 2008-03-09 19:23:06 EDT
When the number of updates changes, the user doesn't see any notification if there were already updates available. This means that if I don't install an update (due to broken dependencies, for example), I don't see when more updates are available.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-03-19 18:51:45 EDT
Sure, this is how I think it should be; other updates are still waiting to be applied. What do you think PK should do in this instance?
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-19 19:08:22 EDT
It should give a notification. Have you actually used the system that's been in place for a while now? A notification pops up when updates are available and when the number of updates available changes. The latter is very important (... as I said initially) because the fact that you _left_ updates available may have been due to broken deps or "I know this new version is broken/could break something/some other reason" and yet now there's a new security update. If there's no notification that the state of things has changed, then the obvious thing to think is that nothing has changed and only the updates you didn't want are available.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2008-03-19 19:22:30 EDT
Looking at the code it should do exactly the same from x->y as from 0->y number of updates. Could you post an output log of pk-update-icon when the number of updates changes please - it seems to work for me. Thanks.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-24 13:01:02 EDT
All I see is the icon in the notification area. If I mouse over it, I can see that the number is changed, but otherwise, no way to know. Just looks like another static icon in the ever-growing notification area :)
Comment 5 Richard Hughes 2008-04-15 18:28:49 EDT
Well, the libnotify box is only called when the number of _security_ updates changes - the number of other updates do not cause a repeat notification. I don't think it's a good idea to interrupt the user when low priority updates are available; just let the auto-update thing or wait for the user to find a good time to do updates. Do you disagree?
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-15 19:00:11 EDT
Updates are updates -- security might be somewhat more important, but bug fixes can be equally important. And if the user doesn't know the world has changed, then they're not going to go click and see.
Comment 7 Richard Hughes 2008-04-16 12:24:38 EDT
No, I don't think we should pester the user with a libnotify window every time the update list change. Can we not just pulse the icon for a few seconds or something?