Bug 438863 - 'you have updates' icon isn't particularly clear
Summary: 'you have updates' icon isn't particularly clear
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Robin Norwood
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-25 17:26 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-03-23 10:47:30 UTC

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Description Bill Nottingham 2008-03-25 17:26:42 UTC
Description of problem:

It's just an orange sunburst; that contextually doesn't mean anything to me.

Perhaps a throbbing red exclamation point would be better?

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


Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-03-28 12:51:37 UTC
Right, with rawhide we get no metadata and so can't do any of the fancy icons
you can see here: http://www.packagekit.org/img/pk-updates-overview.png

The orange sunburst is a "there are updates available, but i know _nothing_
about them".

Do you think there could be a better icon for "generic updates"?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2008-03-28 15:54:27 UTC
Not sure. Maybe the package icon on top of the sunburst?

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:50:21 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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