Hello. Over the past few days I've been working with a few people on the release team and bugsquad to increase the quality of the blockers list for GNOME 2.14. We've moved most of the less severe bugs off of this list leaving bugs that are real candidates to block the release. I've compiled a list of these bugs with summary information. I intend to compile such a list semi-regularly and send it to d-d-l to ensure that these bugs are getting the attention that they need (so that they don't creep up on us at the end and delay the release). An open bug is considered a blocker if it has its "Gnome target:" field set. As such, this field should only ever be used on bugs which might be worth holding up the release for (usually as decided by a senior bugsquad member or the release team themselves). On the other hand, if you have a bug that you think might be worth holding up the release for, please get in contact with the bugsquad or the release team and make sure they know about it. If you have some spare time or are looking for something to do then please take a look at the bugs on this list. Given many eyes the bugs here should become shallow and disappear rapidly. Here is the list: #122688: modal dialog popup + drag in progress = mouse freeze If the user is dragging an icon or rubberbanding in nautilus at the time that a modal window pops up then the entire desktop freezes. The only way to unfreeze the desktop is to kill off nautilus. mclasen says that GTK has a mechanism to recognise and avoid this situation but nautilus doesn't use it. Huge user impact and no reason it can't be fixed. #157941: Help browser content is inaccessible [REGRESSION] The screenreading software can't "see" the text in the help browser. You can make a reasonable argument that if the help isn't accessible then the desktop itself is not accessible. #310153: crashes on attempt to use in libgnomeui Somehow an invalid URI is getting into the bookmarks file and causing libgnomeui to crash on reading it. At the very least we can work around this problem very easily and hopefully it will be easy to fix properly. #317312: [CAN-2005-0023] gnome-pty-helper writes arbitrary utmp records We have an open security advisory and nobody has even touched it. Even though the results of this attack are minimal (faked log files) this needs to be looked into and fixed ASAP. #319308: Accessibility: Folder name does not exist in canvas Evolution accessibility bug. The contacts folders are not as accessible as they could be. Has a patch so it should be a quick fix. #319549: gnome.ui.icon_lookup() segfaults on weird filenames This bug causes segfaults when rendering icons for odd filenames. I've tried to trigger this by creating some of these weird filenames and wandering into a directory containing them with nautilus. In my tests, this does *not* trigger the crash. #320217: recoursive copy & replace fails and all files are deleted 'gnomevfs-copy foo foo' erases foo. This is a disaster but it is being actively looked into. #325737: Nautilus crashes after adding files to burn area Nautilus crashes when you drag files into the burn folder on Solaris. This is obviously a big problem for Solaris users and a fix is attached. #325762: Alarm notification icon is always visible The Evolution alarm notification daemon places an icon on the notification area that never goes away reducing the usability of the notification area. Evolution needs to be modified to only display this icon if actively notifying of a specific event. #325861: gnome_vfs_async_xfer reports wrong GnomeVFSXferProgressInfo in the callback for http method I don't really understand this problem but it affects end-user applications in a visible way and is well on its way to being fixed. #325988: text files listed as application/octet-stream on non local system This is a fairly significant problem for people who are browsing files on a SMB (or some other) remote filesystem. Many thanks for reading this far. Good luck :) Cheers.
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