One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 Progress Report

Canonical

on 28 August 2009

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 came and went last week, and good progress was made:

Login screen clock has AM/PM suffix despite 24-hour format
Ted M Lin identified the root of the problem (a small string time descriptor needed changing) and Bruce Cowan notes that the upstream merge is pending.
cliparts are not in gallery-path of openoffice 3.0
Colin Watson verified that Rene Engelhard merged the fix for this in Debian.
Ellipsize long folder names in the location bar
The prolific Ted M Lin created a patch for this and sent it upstream, where it needs to be reviewed (and merged!).
F-Spot screensaver too fast
A last-minute upgrade to the most recent release of F-Spot will fix this paper cut in Karmic.

These paper cuts could still use some love:

Duplicate spell checking dictionaries for every entry
Seems like a simple bug to fix, needs an owner.
nautilus search, when several places are choosen only the latest is searched
It is not clear whether this is a paper cut, as nobody has tried to fix it yet. It may turn out to be too complicated to be considered a paper cut, in which case it will be replaced with another cut.
“Do not disconnect” and “ok to disconnect” device notifications should not use the same icon
This bug needs to be filed against the appropriate projects. After that, the fix should be simple.
auto-resize of copy dialog box
Needs an owner.
“Shut Down” dialog doesn’t open in the foreground
Needs an owner.
Logout/Shutdown Sound Not Working
Needs an owner.

Next week is Ubuntu Developer Week, during which hundreds of budding Ubuntu developers will get together in #ubuntu-classroom to learn from the masters about developing for Ubuntu. Many of the sessions will focus on fixing bugs, and the specific bugs that will be used as examples, and that students will be encouraged to tackle, will be the remaining unfixed paper cuts. So next week we can expect a surge in activity surrounding the remaining paper cuts for Karmic!

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