Testing unity-session in 18.04

Just worth mentioning (as it fooled me for a while), if you have list view enabled in Nautilus then the zoom is for the list view, if you have icon view enabled then the zoom is for both the icons in the window and on desktop.

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Thank you David. Yes, that is correct, but the smallest size seems to be 50%. On this test PC there is a 1280x1024 monitor. The icons look like puzzle pieces for a 3-year old. Your tip tells me the settings options must be in some config file. And it confirms my response to Stephen that Nautilus is the only file manager running. It really is a minor annoyance, but it is a step back from what Nautilus used to do.

Thank you again @davidboom

@djyantz just remembered that one should be able to click on a desktop icon, context click/resize, then small handles should appear allowing one to ‘click and drag’ to resize. Has to be done individually of course.

It’s a hack, but should reduce the annoyance of cartoonish sized icons <50%.

50% looks okay for me on 1920 x 1080, I thought there used to be a 33% setting but could be wrong.

Separate question: What is the mail icon in the top right which shows a dropdown with ‘Calendar’, you still have the normal Unity calendar so a little unsure on what that is…?

Maybe a bug: I also got the attached error on a virtual machine, I was just clicking on some of the icons top right.

ubcrash

Known issue. Try from https://community.ubuntu.com/t/testing-of-sharing-panel-in-u-c-c-bionic/4215

Hi All,

@khurshid-alam @Wimpress @willcooke @ian-weisser @om26er @chanath @tsimonq2 @seb128 @mc3man @marks1 and all other from the team , Ubuntu and Canonical at large.

I just started physio yesterday and am trying out a new chair, as which the old caused severe RSI and subsequent back-sprain while trying to help a client do an install of ubuntu on an older HP tower… It is taking all my effort atm just to compose this message.

First , I apologize for being remiss in my duties. I hope it is understood that it cannot be helped right now. I am taking the measures to rectify this. I am extremely grateful for all of you who are filling in and helping @khurshid-alam .

I will try to do what I can in testing before feature freeze. I also plan to continue building unity isos from the current development default ubuntu-desktop bionic-beaver. Thank you for having patience with me. If the unity project fails this cycle, the blame lay mostly on my shoulders.

Regards…

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I think we must politely refuse to do that, for many reasons.

Get yourself better, and join us back out on the field soon.

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@dale-f-beaudoin, Success is almost never a linear process for hundreds of reasons. Your back issues and discomfort are paramount. All of us who have such physical pain completely understand. The rest of the members on your team are forging ahead. Get well, and carry on. Wish I could do more to help, this is exciting work.
Thank you for the efforts and leadership, all of you!

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Hello Stephen, Under Nautilus 3.26.0 one can only resize icons larger than the small setting. And here is the reason. In the source code, icon size definitions are declared in the file:

nautilus-icon-info.h

At around line 42 are the values. First you will notice that I was wrong about minimum size being 64px, it is in fact 48px - mea culpa.

#define NAUTILUS_CANVAS_ICON_SIZE_SMALL 48
#define NAUTILUS_CANVAS_ICON_SIZE_STANDARD 64
#define NAUTILUS_CANVAS_ICON_SIZE_LARGE 96
#define NAUTILUS_CANVAS_ICON_SIZE_LARGER 128
#define NAUTILUS_CANVAS_ICON_SIZE_LARGEST 256

Short of forking Nautilus, my best bet is to ask the keepers of Nautilus to reduce each of them in half. Or add two additional sizes…
SMALLER at 32px
SMALLEST at 24px
On a 1920x1080 monitor, 256px is about 1/8 of the visible width. It is most likely useful for vision impaired.
Thank you @stephen for keeping me going on this.

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Please help me testing
https://community.ubuntu.com/t/testing-of-sharing-panel-in-u-c-c-bionic/4215

Thanks.

Khurshid, Sorry executable crashes consistently here. Of note, new kernel 4.15.0-10 was installed earlier today. Please advise if any other testing I can do.

- purged vino
- reinstalled vino
- unity7maintainers repo is already in my sources
- sudo apt-get install unity-control-center libunity-control-center1 unity-settings-daemon
- reboot
- System Settings -> Desktop Sharing icon exists

Try to open but it will not execute. No GUI error codes. Here are the errors from /var/log/apport.log

ERROR: apport (pid 2927) Fri Feb 23 17:56:51 2018: executable: /usr/bin/unity-control-center (command line “unity-control-center”)
ERROR: apport (pid 2927) Fri Feb 23 17:56:51 2018: debug: session gdbus call: (true,)

ERROR: apport (pid 2927) Fri Feb 23 17:56:59 2018: wrote report /var/crash/_usr_bin_unity-control-center.1000.crash
ERROR: apport (pid 1781) Fri Feb 23 17:59:46 2018: called for pid 1763, signal 5, core limit 0, dump mode 1
ERROR: apport (pid 1781) Fri Feb 23 17:59:46 2018: executable: /usr/bin/unity-control-center (command line “unity-control-center”)
ERROR: apport (pid 1781) Fri Feb 23 17:59:46 2018: debug: session gdbus call: (true,)

ERROR: apport (pid 1781) Fri Feb 23 17:59:54 2018: wrote report /var/crash/_usr_bin_unity-control-center.1000.crash
ERROR: apport (pid 3837) Fri Feb 23 18:09:45 2018: called for pid 3827, signal 5, core limit 0, dump mode 1
ERROR: apport (pid 3837) Fri Feb 23 18:09:45 2018: executable: /usr/bin/unity-control-center (command line “unity-control-center”)
ERROR: apport (pid 3837) Fri Feb 23 18:09:45 2018: debug: session gdbus call: (true,)

ERROR: apport (pid 3837) Fri Feb 23 18:09:45 2018: this executable already crashed 2 times, ignoring
ERROR: apport (pid 1646) Fri Feb 23 18:11:34 2018: called for pid 1636, signal 5, core limit 0, dump mode 1
ERROR: apport (pid 1646) Fri Feb 23 18:11:34 2018: executable: /usr/bin/unity-control-center (command line “unity-control-center”)
ERROR: apport (pid 1646) Fri Feb 23 18:11:34 2018: debug: session gdbus call: (true,)

ERROR: apport (pid 1646) Fri Feb 23 18:11:34 2018: this executable already crashed 2 times, ignoring
ERROR: apport (pid 2154) Fri Feb 23 18:13:29 2018: called for pid 2144, signal 5, core limit 0, dump mode 1
ERROR: apport (pid 2154) Fri Feb 23 18:13:29 2018: executable: /usr/bin/unity-control-center (command line “unity-control-center”)
ERROR: apport (pid 2154) Fri Feb 23 18:13:29 2018: debug: session gdbus call: (true,)

ERROR: apport (pid 2154) Fri Feb 23 18:13:29 2018: this executable already crashed 2 times, ignoring
ERROR: apport (pid 2201) Fri Feb 23 18:14:16 2018: called for pid 2193, signal 5, core limit 0, dump mode 1
ERROR: apport (pid 2201) Fri Feb 23 18:14:16 2018: executable: /usr/bin/unity-control-center (command line “unity-control-center”)
ERROR: apport (pid 2201) Fri Feb 23 18:14:16 2018: debug: session gdbus call: (true,)

ERROR: apport (pid 2201) Fri Feb 23 18:14:16 2018: this executable already crashed 2 times, ignoring
ERROR: apport (pid 2335) Fri Feb 23 18:18:31 2018: called for pid 2326, signal 5, core limit 0, dump mode 1
ERROR: apport (pid 2335) Fri Feb 23 18:18:31 2018: executable: /usr/bin/unity-control-center (command line “unity-control-center”)
ERROR: apport (pid 2335) Fri Feb 23 18:18:31 2018: debug: session gdbus call: (true,)

ERROR: apport (pid 2335) Fri Feb 23 18:18:31 2018: this executable already crashed 2 times, ignoring

Looks like desktop icons will be gone by Nautilus 3.27…

@stephen-d-allen I opened a ticket for the Nautilus developers.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/nautilus/issues/271

Here is part of the response from one of their devs. Bold text is mine for emphasis:

“António Fernandes @antoniof commented about 3 hours ago
Developer”

"Hi dennis, thank you for the detailed suggestion.

I’m afraid we may not do much about that upstream, because nautilus 3.26 stable branch is under feature feeze, while the 3.27 unstable branch no longer handles desktop icons."

I think this will impact the Ubuntu-Unity-Remix project, but I’m not sure what the leadership has in mind.

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Hi everybody, I’m a bit lost, I love Unity7 and want to use it. I’m currently still running Ubuntu 17.04 as that’s the last version shipping with it. However it is not supported anymore so I need to use something else. How can I upgrade keeping Unity7? I’m fine with using Alpha software. Will Unity7 be an official Ubuntu flavor? Is that iso which will turn to that flavor? Or is Unity still available in 17.10 even if not “official”? What should I do? I don’t want to roll back to 16.04.

We are not official flavor yet but unity session is available in the repo. You can install it using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-unity-desktop. But better way is to install from that iso. Our iso will be updated soon.

I just upgraded to 17.10 as the Unity session is still available there. It’s also stated that unity will still be available in 18.04, so what’s the difference between your image and the current 18.04 maintained by Canonical?

Version 18.04 will have how much support time? 9 months or more as variants that are 3 years old?

@initu-icr Here you can get the information about Ubuntu releases:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Thanks, @nickthom

Link corrupted.

Correct = https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

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you can upgrade to 17.10, unity is still available there and works fine except for a couple of little issues with screenshot hotkeys.

Is it possible to become an official flavor in this version 18.04 or only in version 18.10?