Bug 475094 - Give the user more context
Give the user more context
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-power-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-07 13:07 EST by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2010-06-28 06:54 EDT (History)
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2008-12-07 13:07:21 EST
On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 10:50 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> I would be more constructive to tell the user what the blocking
> program is (command name, user, PID).

The application name and perhaps the user seems useful, I'm not sure
about the cmdline or PID data (although we have this logged if needed).

> A lot of PK messages suffer from this kind of lack of details which is
> not helpful for the user and just makes him want to scream. Please try
> to give users *context* instead of vague maddening generic blurbs.

Right, can you please file a bug against the gnome-packagekit package
and I'll have a look on Monday. Thanks.

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2008-12-07 13:45:03 EST
Ironic how you ask for more context from PackageKit, but forget to add enough context in this bug report for it to be useful...

What is blocking what here ?
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2008-12-07 13:59:25 EST
Well, this was just a reminder for Richard and I assumed it would remember the context after a few days

Context here
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2008-12-07 14:11:29 EST
Well, we all know how James feels about PackageKit. 
And I don't think his rant gives any adaequate context for this bug. 
Please describe in your own words what you want. 

If it is what I think it is (more context when refusing to shutdown), this bug is misfiled and needs to move to gnome-power-manager.
Comment 4 Nicolas Mailhot 2008-12-07 14:37:17 EST
This is about giving users informative messages when refusing to shutdown
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 06:09:58 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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