[RFC] GNOME Showstopper Review.

hi folks,
this is the list of 2.22 showstoppers (i wait for feedback on the
metacity one, it will not remain as it is).
if no-one will contradict or bring up some additions within the next,
say, 36 hours, i will post this one to the desktop-devel-list and to the
release-team. [for general information on showstopper reviews, see
http://live.gnome.org/Bugsquad/ShowstopperReviews ]



here we go with the list of bugs that should be fixed for GNOME 2.22.
everybody feel free to reproduce, test, or help out!

additionally, as we will get into more and more freezes[1], developers
or contributors may want to query gnome bugzilla for reports with the
keyword "STACKTRACE" set to find and fix useful crasher reports.


=> prompt service + tabs fix
accoding to chpe this is a must-fix for any release supporting xulrunner
1.9, so to be on the safe side this should get done for 2.22.

=> crash in camel_certdb_save at camel-certdb.c:371
142 dups total, 9 in the last 30 days.
Crash when writing the certificates database. This seems to be not
Fedora specific (see comment #119) and to still happen with 2.12
(comment #134), so it's not Fedora-only. Any help to reproduce this (see
comment 67 and 69 for flags) appreciated.

=> Error "Summary and folder mismatch, even after a sync"
87 dups total, 10 in the last 30 days.
Srini promised that there will be either a fix or at least a workaround
to silently resync the folder summary, without displaying a confusing
error message to the user.

=> crash in gtk_rc_reset_styles() [2.18 only?]
866 dups total, all of them 2.18.
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.

=> crash trying to print [2.18 only?]
115 dups total, 6 in the last 30 days.
There has not been a single 2.20 report so far, can anybody still
reproduce this?

=> crash in Battery Charge Monitor: Plugging in a USB mouse [2.18 only?]
80 dups total, 11 in the last 30 days.
There has not been a single 2.20 report so far, can anybody still
reproduce this?

=> crash in Volume Control: starting skype [2.18 only?]
286 dups total, 11 in the last 30 days.
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?]
220 total, 55 in the last 30 days.
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?

=> Can't click button after setting it sensitive.
There are several reviewed or criticized patches attached, someone just
has to either make a decision to nevertheless submit one of these
workaround patches, or even enhance one of the patches to provide a
perfect(TM) patch. Just please decide before GNOME 2.22.

=> File save dialog deletes/empties filename when changing directory
In gtk+'s file chooser save dialog, the file name sometimes get deleted
and must be manually entered which is quite annoying. This bug is not
easily reproducible, but Olle Bergkvist investigated, created a testcase
(comment 21) and plans to come up with a patch here.

=> Correctly handle app/group modal dialogs
[[marnanel set the milestone here, /me cannot say how critical this one
is (waiting for his feedback.)]]

Changes/Fixes since the last review[2]:
      * EVOLUTION-DATA-SERVER: A workaround for 348149 has been
committed to both branches recently, distro may want to backport or ship
e-d-s 1.12.3.
      * GTK+: 449371 ("Open with" menu has no effect) fixed in gtk+
      * CAIRO: 431990 (size 0 fonts cause an error in cairo) distros may
want to ship cairo 1.4.8 or backport the patch in comment 113.

[1] http://live.gnome.org/Schedule
[2] http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2007-August/msg00163.html

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