Bug 1919406 - OperatorHub filter heading "Provider Type" should be "Source"
Summary: OperatorHub filter heading "Provider Type" should be "Source"
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Management Console
Version: 4.7
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: 4.8.0
Assignee: Jon Jackson
QA Contact: Siva Reddy
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-01-22 19:55 UTC by Peter Kreuser
Modified: 2021-07-27 22:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: OperatorHub Provider Type filter property doesn't clearly convey a relationship to CatalogSource. Consequence: Users didn't know exactly what this filter criteria meant. Fix: Update the Provider Type filter to Source Result: The filter's relationship to CatalogSource is more clear.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2021-07-27 22:36:44 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Source filter in OperatorHub with popover (305.81 KB, image/png)
2021-01-22 19:55 UTC, Peter Kreuser
no flags Details
OperatorHub operator details source heading (364.79 KB, image/png)
2021-01-22 19:56 UTC, Peter Kreuser
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Github openshift console pull 8251 0 None open Bug 1919406: Update OperatorHub 'Provider type' filter to 'Source' 2021-02-25 20:03:05 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2021:2438 0 None None None 2021-07-27 22:37:12 UTC

Description Peter Kreuser 2021-01-22 19:55:38 UTC
Created attachment 1749870 [details]
Source filter in OperatorHub with popover

Description of problem:
Users are not realizing that they can filter via a catalog source because the filter heading is currently "provider type."

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Navigate to OperatorHub
2.Note the 'Provider Type' filter
3.Click on an operator and note the 'Provider Type' metadata in the left column

Actual results:
The term "Provider Type" is ambiguous and users don't realize these are actually Catalog Sources.

Expected results:
We should use the term "Source" as this better conveys that these are CatalogSources, without being overly specific that we'd have to change the heading again in the future if CatalogSource is replaced with some other source resource (HubSource?)

We can include a help popover to the right of Source to give more information about this heading as well.

Additional info:
Prompted via slack https://coreos.slack.com/archives/C6A3NV5J9/p1610570799403800

Comment 1 Peter Kreuser 2021-01-22 19:56:09 UTC
Created attachment 1749871 [details]
OperatorHub operator details source heading

Comment 2 Jakub Hadvig 2021-01-25 10:05:01 UTC
Jon can you please re-evaluate and set the proper Target Release, if we decide to address this issue in this release. Thanks

Comment 4 Jon Jackson 2021-02-25 15:40:34 UTC
Still wasn't able to get around to this one yet. Will evaluate next sprint.

Comment 6 Siva Reddy 2021-03-09 15:27:13 UTC

1.Navigate to OperatorHub
2.Note that 'Provider Type' filter is now changed to source
3.Click on an operator and note the 'Provider Type' metadata in the left column is changed to Source.

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2021-07-27 22:36:44 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory (Moderate: OpenShift Container Platform 4.8.2 bug fix and security update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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