Bug 665372 - Kpackagekit updater doesn't show version number of new package
Kpackagekit updater doesn't show version number of new package
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kpackagekit (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Steven M. Parrish
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-12-23 08:47 EST by info@kobaltwit.be
Modified: 2010-12-30 15:23 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: kpackagekit-
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Last Closed: 2010-12-30 15:23:16 EST
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Description info@kobaltwit.be 2010-12-23 08:47:59 EST
Description of problem:
It's not obvious to know what version number a certain update has over its installed version.

For example, today's kpackagekit update has a kernel update (kernel-PAE). If I click on the update, a panel at the bottom of the kpackagekit window appears with details on this update. This panel doesn't mention the version number of the kernel-PAE to be installed. I have to click on "Fedora 14 Update FEDORA-2010-19156" to figure it out. Clicking on that link opens my webbrowser and shows a page somewhere on the fedoraproject webservers.
In my opinion that's too far away from the update going on.

The panel shows which kernel version will be replaced in
> Updates:
> • kernel-PAE -

It could equally well display the new version's number somewhere.

I also discovered that kpackagekit in Fedora 13 does show the version number when hovering over the package in the updates list. This feature is missing in Fedora 14 it appears.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the kpackagekit update process from the panel when there are updates to install
Actual results:
Observe that you can't find the version numbers of the updates.

Expected results:
Spot the version numbers at a glance. Either as it was done in Fedora 13 by hovering over the updates in the list or by having the new version number included in the details panel that appears when clicking on an update.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2010-12-23 09:05:19 EST
It's an option (which currently is disabled by default), right click the display pane, and check "show version"
Comment 2 info@kobaltwit.be 2010-12-23 10:03:38 EST
Doh. I right clicked on about any other part of the screen before sending this bug (above the display pane, in the details pane,...), but missed the updates list, which is, well, likely the most obvious place to enable or disable the display of versions.

Sorry for the noise. Unless you think the versions should be displayed by default I consider this issue solved. Feel free to close it.
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2010-12-23 10:16:29 EST
We are going to enable this by default, thanks to you bringing it to our attention. :)
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2010-12-23 10:18:38 EST
kpackagekit- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-12-23 14:56:31 EST
kpackagekit- has been pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kpackagekit'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/kpackagekit-
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2010-12-30 15:23:02 EST
kpackagekit- has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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