Ticket #1105 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

The MIT Software menu is maybe broken?

Reported by: jdreed Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Precise Release
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

We should either fix it, or remove it, but it's basically unusable now. This is sort of related to #541 and #662.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Priority changed from blocker to normal
  • Summary changed from The MIT Software menu is horribly broken to The MIT Software menu is maybe broken?

Actually, this apparently isn't quite true. [citation needed]

Last edited 10 years ago by jdreed (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

Even if it's not broken, it needs updating for Unity. We may wish to look at how dh_ubuntu_defaults and friends add new Unity launchers.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

Geoff also says to look at  https://launchpad.net/hello-unity

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

I looked at hello-unity. It does tell us very nicely how to add quicklists to the launcher, but only while the app is running. I don't think we need a Python app to maintain the software menu. Upstream has decided that you should just hit the Windows key and start typing, e.g. "MATLAB" which totally works. This is foreign and scary to us, but is exactly how undergrads are used to launching MATLAB on their Windows 7 machine.

We should, however, prioritize #581.

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