[RFC] GNOME Showstopper Review.

an updated list of 2.22 showstoppers.
if no-one will contradict or bring up some additions on the weekend, i
will post the final version to the desktop-devel-list and to the
release-team. [for general information on showstopper reviews, see
http://live.gnome.org/Bugsquad/ShowstopperReviews ]
again: please bring up any issues that you think are missing!



an updated list of GNOME 2.22 showstopper bugs.
reproduce, test, help out! some bugs do need help!


=> Super (Windows key) isn't recognized as a modifier
This was fixed for 2.21.3 but reverted because it broke the multimedia
fizz may comment on the state of this.

=> prompt service + tabs fix
accoding to chpe this is a must-fix for any release supporting xulrunner
chpe plans to work on this for 2.21.92.

gdm has been rewritten and has several regressions compared to version
2.20. currently three people are working fulltime to get this fixed.
however if all goes wrong, GNOME 2.22 could still ship GDM 2.20.x. The
ToDo list is available at http://live.gnome.org/GDM/ToDo if anybody is
interested or wants to help.
the latest status update was
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/release-team/2008-January/msg00131.html .
the release-team expects a decision whether to use GDM 2.20 or 2.22 for
GNOME 2.22 within the next week.

=> crash in Battery Charge Monitor: Plugging in a USB mouse
86 dups total, 6 in the last 30 days. the number of incoming reports is
we now also have a report from 2.20 and a decent stacktrace.

=> crash in Volume Control: starting skype [2.18 only?]
288 dups total, 2 in the last 30 days. also decreasing number of
incoming reports.
at a first glance it seems as there are only fedora7 (2.18) reports, can
anybody reproduce this with another distribution than Fedora7? Comments
168 to 172 include some useful information.

=> crash in Volume Control: changing settings [2.18 only?]
246 dups total.
again, according to comment 216 this might be fixed in 2.20.
still missing a good stacktrace. can anybody (preferably Fedora 7 users)
reproduce this and provide a good stacktrace?

=> crash in gtk_rc_reset_styles()
920 dups total, 54 in the last 28 days.
vincent said "it's really unfixable if no developer can reproduce it",
so if anybody wants to help out, please provide the relevant SElinux log
for vuntz, and the value of the gconf key /desktop/gnome/font_rendering.
this has now also been reproduced with 2.20 though 99% of the reports
are from 2.18.

=> Migrate from GnomeVFS to GIO / GVFS
for 2.22, the panel should use GIO/GVFS at least to populate the Places
menu to avoid a regression. Diego has attached a patch, now only waiting
for vincent to review this.

=> Implement ftp backend
gvfs lacks ftp and so will nautilus. this is a regression compared to
currently nobody is working on getting this fixed, volunteers **highly**

=> Need "network:" backend implementation
in gnome-vfs "network:" was just a merger of various other backends
(e.g. dns-sd:// and smb://).
gicmo and alex will probably work on this, but any help also highly

=> Selecting multiple icons does not work properly
sometimes only the last file will be selected. this is quite visible and
still valid. patches welcome.

=> pango_layout_set_height() with positive height always shows at least
two lines
currently when a positive height is set on the layout, at least two
lines are
rendered before ellipsizing.
behdad wants to fix this by monday.

we need a better http://crash.gnome.org integration; especially getting
debug information from the distros so core files can be "decrypted" to
stacktraces. this is getting urgent, 2.22.0 is only 4 weeks away.
fer is working on writing documentation for the distributions.
crash.gnome.org already receives reports nobody looks at because they
cannot be decrypted. we will lose even more user feedback if this
doesn't get sorted out quickly.

Changes/Fixes since the last review[2]:
 * all core gnome modules have been ported to libsoup 2.4
 * EVOLUTION: the famous 213072 (summary mismatch) has been worked
 * EVOLUTION: 445309 finally received a good stacktrace and has been
 * GEDIT: 405900 (gnome-print related) has been closed as obsolete as
gedit 2.21 uses gtk+-print.
 * GTK+: 419737 (File save dialog deletes/empties filename when changing
directory) seems to be fixed by olle and federico.
 * GTK+: 56070 (Can't click button after setting it sensitive) most
people don't see this as a GNOME 2.22 blocker but as a highly annoying
gtk+ blocker.

(for more information on showstopper reviews in general, see [3].)

[1] http://live.gnome.org/Schedule
[3] http://live.gnome.org/Bugsquad/ShowstopperReviews

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