Gnome 2.10 Showstoppers : the list

Hey all, 

at Elijah's request, I compiled a little list of all Gnome 2.6 showstoppers
bugs, and I think everybody will enjoy going through this list.  Feel
the fear as you
look for your own product in the list ! Enjoy the relief as you discover
there's a patch that fixes your bug !  Marvel at the complex and intricate
design of thousand of lines of stack traces ! Don't forget to blame Elijah for
any unease or discomfort.

The big winners of this contest are :

First, ex-aequo with 4 showstoppers : 
     nautilus (crashes, all very difficult to debug)
     theme-manager (memory corruptions, ditto)
Second with 3 showstoppers :
     libegg, recent-files
And far behind :
     background capplet, metacity, vte ...

So, there you go.


** Gnome Control Center

Bug #102149
    Component : theme-manager
    Priority : High, Severity : Normal   
    List does not refresh after "Save theme" or installing a new theme   

    When you save a theme or install a new theme, the theme list is not
    updated. It does not matter if you install the theme from the main theme
    manager page or the details page. 
    A couple of patches have been submitted, but it is not clear that they
    solved the bug.
Bug #102216
    Component : theme-manager
    Priority : High, Severity : Major
    Icon themes install into ~/.themes instead of ~/.icons

    A patch has been submitted to fix that bug, that was applied on
    2005-02-01. Following this, new crashes were detected in theme-manager,
    and the bug was re-opened.
    The issue is being actively worked on, and may be fixed very soon.

Bug #133815
    Component : keybinding
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    keys refuse to "unbind"

    Once a key is set using the keybinding capplet, even after unsetting it
    the key is still bound.
    The source of the problem seems to be found, no patch however.

Bug #146130
    Component : background
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    incorrect UTF-8 filename => empty filename tag -> crash

    Crash in the background capplet due to an incorrect UTF-8 filename. An
    example of an entry in .gnome2/backgrounds.xml that causes a crash is
    included. No solution in sight, no patch. Large number of duplicates.

Bug #146645
    Component : background
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    gnome-background-properties crashes

    Files with non-UTF-8 filenames make the background capplet crash. A patch
    was proposed but rejected. No solution proposed. Large number of duplicates.

Bug #146930
    Component : theme-manager
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    Theme Preferences crashes once Industrial engine is installed from source

    Install the industrial gtk theme, go to the theme details, crash.  A
    handful of duplicates, but the last one was with 2.8.1. This bug
could not be
    reproduced with a recent Gnome (2.9.x) - seems possibly fixed ?

Bug #149236
    Component : theme-manager
    Priority : Urgent, Severity : Critical
    crash opening gnome-theme-manager [top_theme_dir_changed]

    This bug describes different crashes that plague the theme manager, that
    may be related to leaks and weird theme names.  
    A lot of work went into this bug recently,,several patches have been
    proposed and applied. A dozen of dups. Not fixed yet, crashes still

** GConf

Bug #154005
    Priority : Urgent, Severity : Major
    preload breaks the saved_state

    gconf stops listening to changes when it is killed and restarted. This
    breaks plenty of apps in the desktop, metacity keybindings, desktop
    wallpaper, etc. See also bug #153948 which may have more information.
    A few duplicates, no proposed solution.

** gnome-applets

Bug #121782 
    Component : stickynotes
    Priority : High, Severity : Major
    applet dies at logout
    Seems this is not specific to the stickynotes applet, but can happen with
    any applet. This bug goes mostly unnoticed as it happens at
    logout. Comment #26 suggests a possible way of investigation. 2 dups.

** gnome-panel

Bug #146075
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    Crash while adding images to desktop 

    To reproduce : Activate translucent panel, open the background capplet and
    quickly switch the background image twice.
    An X error is produced in panel-background-monitor, that lead to an applet
    crash and eventually a panel crash.
    Sneaky bug with plenty of duplicates. Unclear how to fix it.

** gnome-print

Bug #157829
    Priority : High, Severity : Normal
    print list should be populated asyncronously
    EASY FIX !

    Switching between 2 cups printers in the printing dialog make the print
    dialog hang. Seems to be due to gnome-print accessing network printers
    directly without checking the network state. No duplicate.
    A correct fix is already present in RedHat linux, and should be merged in
    Gnome soon. Very soon. Note comment #13 : "It's not a show stopper" :-)
    Would be nice to have the fix though.

** gnome-session

Bug #116814
    Priority : Urgent, Severity : Major
    Splash screen doesn't disappear

    gnome-session does not handle well badly managed apps, so the Gnome splash
    screen hangs around forever when such applications are launched at
    startup. A dozen of duplicates. An easy fix has been often proposed :
    lower the timeout for the splash screen display. It does not fix the
    problem though, only the symptoms :-)

** gnome-volume-manager

Bug #158718
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    crash during apt-get upgrade

    Comment #2 suggests gnome-volume-manager crashed during a restart. 3
    duplicates. Did not seem to get a lot of attention.

** libegg

Bug #164359
    Component : recent-files
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    recently-used breaks gedit
    PATCH !

    Incorrect .recently-used makes gedit crash.  This bug has already been
    fixed on the gnome-vfs side, according to comment #7. However, a few
    patches and fixes in this bug could still be applied to egg-recent.
Bug #165231
    Component : recent-files
    Priority : Normal, Severity : Critical
    Panel started crashing!
    Incorrect syntax in recently-used makes the panel crash. To fix,
    egg-recent needs to check for invalid XML.

Bug #165506
    Component : recent-files
    Priority : Normal, Severity : Normal
    Memory leak in EggRecentModel::set_properties
    PATCH !

    Like the title says. A patch is attached to the bug that plugs the leak.
    Just needs committing AFAICS.

** libwnck

Bug #160977
    Component : tasklist
    Priority : Normal, Severity : Normal
    the window list applet does not use available space

    When you add the tasklist to a panel, buttons are so small by default that
    the tasklist is unusable. This bug was introduced when adding ellipsis
    support to tasklist button (bug #155868). Several duplicates, and
    solutions proposed (ie see patch in bug #155870). You can work around this
    bug by setting the tasklist "minimum size" to something big like 500
    pixels, but this is not obvious so the default behavior is broken.

** metacity

Bug #149028
    Priority : High, Severity : Major
    Focus stealing bugs roundup

    Summary of all the focus-stealing bugs in metacity.  This bug has 67
    comments, and encompass other components such as gnome-terminal, epiphany,
    startup-notification, gtk+ itself and who knows what else.  I guess the
    only person who knows what still needs to be done is Elijah ;-)
    Open bugs that 149028 depends on : #144897, #151984, #161322, #166197.

Bug #150669
    Priority : High, Severity : Major
    Logout key should be handled here

    Metacity should handle the Ctrl-Alt-Delete key combo. An attached patch
    does this. However, what should happen on Ctrl-Alt-Delete is not decided
    yet - there is an alternate proposal in bug #130632. Needs feedback from
    the usability people.

** nautilus

Bug #145789
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    Nautilus crashes on closing root window

    Crash with plenty of duplicate. A possible fix went into HEAD on 2005-01-25.
Bug #146297
    Component : Sidebar panel : Tree
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    nautilus crashed after some navigating

    Crash with a dozen+ of duplicates. Last crash occurred with 2.8.1.
    Currently needs info from the reporter.

Bug #146483
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    Nautilus crashed when I dragged a folder from one place to another on the

    7 dups. Last dup with 2.8.1.
    No clear way of fixing this bug.

Bug #151024
    Component : File and Folder operations
    Priority : High, Severity : Critical
    crash clicking files without permissions [ fm_properties_window_get_type ]

    7 dups. Last dup with 2.9.x.
    Related to nautilus' properties window. Testers were not able to

** vte

Bug #122150
    Component : VteTerminal
    Priority : High, Severity : Normal
    gnome-termnal won't "redraw" text lines properly when scrolling
    back then forward
    PATCH !

    If you scroll back then forward in gnome-terminal, the text is badly
    redisplayed. See Comment #7 to reproduce. 
    A patch from Benjamin Otte (comment #17) fixes the bug, is now
included in gentoo, and
    just needs to be applied AFAICS.

Bug #125364
    Component : VteTerminal
    Priority : High, Severity : Normal
    vte screens are black when initially shown
    PATCH !
    When you open several tabs in gnome-terminal, terminals often appear all
    black. You need to clear the terminal. Not really a huge problem,
so may be punted.
    A patch is proposed in the bug (comment #8), and looks fine. Not been
    tested though.

** Yelp

Bug #157941
    Priority : Normal, Severity : Critical
    Help browser content is inaccessible [REGRESSION]

    Title says it all. In the switch from gtkhtml to gecko, the accessibility
    feature of yelp were lost. In order for this to be fixed, changes need to
    be made to mozilla code. Unclear how this will get resolved, as it is
    mostly out of Gnome's control.

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