Bug 23910 - attempt to search while "Starting" -- nothing happens, no feedback
Summary: attempt to search while "Starting" -- nothing happens, no feedback
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: low minor
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2009-09-13 14:06 UTC by Denny Crane
Modified: 2010-01-20 08:22 UTC (History)
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Description Denny Crane 2009-09-13 14:06:59 UTC
When opening gpk-application, the note at the bottom says "Starting", and if the user types or pastes text into the search box and hits enter or clicks "Find", no search will be attempted, and there is no feedback for the user.

Firstly, I recognize that the "Starting" note is supposed to indicate to the user that the program is not yet ready, but it is not particularly visible, and the user shouldn't be able to submit a search if the program isn't yet ready anyway.

Suggested solution: gray-out/disable the interface the same way as is done while installing software (or at least gray-out the search box) until the program is ready for input.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2009-09-14 03:24:40 UTC
We'll be able to fix this in 2.29.x properly when we switch to the glib2 async packagekit bindings.
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2010-01-20 08:22:36 UTC
We can now search async while "starting" in git master. Yay :-)

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