Bug 696121

Summary: Unfriendly update notifications
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Elad Alfassa <elad>
Component: gnome-settings-daemonAssignee: Bastien Nocera <bnocera>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 15CC: awilliam, bnocera, cra, jmccann, mclasen, rhughes, richard, rstrode
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Description Elad Alfassa 2011-04-13 11:08:55 UTC
The software update notification (afaik done by gnome-settings-daemon now) in not user friendly.
Two main problems: 
1. Uses a generic lightbulb icon instead of software-update-urgent, software-update-available and such.
2. When hovering the icon in the shell's notification tray, the name displayed is "gnome-settings-daemon", which is rather unfriendly for beginners. I suggest changing this to "System Notification", "Software Updates" or something similar.

Comment 1 Elad Alfassa 2011-04-28 08:03:33 UTC
moving to gnome-packagekit.

Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2011-04-28 08:09:09 UTC
https://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Design/Guidelines/MessageTray/SoftwareUpdates was kinda bare when implementing this functionality, so I guess I can be forgiven.

For 1, if the designers agree then would be very easy to change.
For 2, I'm not sure if it's possible to change the per-program name as I think this is set in libnotify_init() which is used in all of g-s-d.

I'll cc Jon for comments on both points.

Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2011-04-28 13:05:10 UTC
there is notify_get/set_app_name now, so you can set the app name around your notification_show calls. Not nice, not thread-safe, but perhaps good enough for now.

Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2011-04-29 01:11:17 UTC
I've put a patch at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=648911

Comment 5 Elad Alfassa 2011-05-22 15:28:22 UTC
*** Bug 706734 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Eddie Lania 2011-09-03 11:07:41 UTC
If the light bulb in the notification area pops up and you click on it, it does not bring up the software updates application like it used to do with earlier version of fedora. Instead, the notification just disappears.

I wonder if people that are less familiar with the fedora os will install any updates at all this way.

Now they have to figure out themselves that actually no software updates are being installed at all and how the should solve that.

In my opinion the software update should be made more persistent by making sure that once you click on the update notification, the software updates application should appear on the screen immediately.

If you choose to not install the updates, the notification should stay visible.

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