Bug #11479

"the Tails desktop is ready" step is fragile due to buggy display of Florence systray icon

Added by intrigeri 2016-05-24 08:11:22 . Updated 2016-08-29 01:23:50 .

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Video attached. This breaks “the Tails desktop is ready” and in turn “Tails seems to have booted normally”. Of course we cannot mark this step as fragile. How about we try waiting for another systray icon, that might be less buggy, e.g. the OpenPGP applet one? (We could also wait for the accessibility icon, but since it’s part of GNOME Shell, I guess that it may appear a bit before the ones we stuff in there with topIcons, so to be on the safe side we should IMO wait for an icon managed by topIcons.)

This has the potential to break basically any test, so priority >> normal.



Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #8312: Better integrate Florence within GNOME Shell, or replace it Resolved 2014-11-20
Related to Tails - Bug #11872: Florence systray icon sometimes does not show up Resolved 2016-10-10


#1 Updated by intrigeri 2016-06-05 13:09:01

  • Assignee set to anonym
  • Target version set to Tails_2.5
  • Deliverable for set to 270

#2 Updated by intrigeri 2016-06-05 13:12:21

  • Priority changed from Normal to Elevated

#3 Updated by intrigeri 2016-07-18 06:30:38

  • Target version changed from Tails_2.5 to Tails_2.6

#4 Updated by intrigeri 2016-07-18 06:31:32

  • Deliverable for changed from 270 to SponsorS_Internal

#5 Updated by intrigeri 2016-08-18 07:30:59

  • Target version deleted (Tails_2.6)

#6 Updated by intrigeri 2016-08-18 07:37:17

  • Assignee deleted (anonym)
  • Deliverable for deleted (SponsorS_Internal)

#7 Updated by intrigeri 2016-08-28 02:46:18

  • related to Bug #8309: Remove the topIcons GNOME Shell extension added

#8 Updated by anonym 2016-08-28 06:14:47

For the record, in Tails/Stretch I’ve seen this bug manifest like this: gpgApplet’s icon is there and working, Florence’s icon is invisible, but also working (e.g. clicking on the empty area where the icon should be opens Florence).

#9 Updated by intrigeri 2016-08-29 01:23:50

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved
  • Target version set to Tails_3.0
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Deliverable for set to 270

I will assume that commit:ed8ace45250efcb7f76f82eaef0c518e4ca36b31 (Bug #8312) fixes that.

#10 Updated by intrigeri 2016-08-29 01:24:03

  • related to deleted (Bug #8309: Remove the topIcons GNOME Shell extension)

#11 Updated by intrigeri 2016-08-29 01:24:08

  • related to Bug #8312: Better integrate Florence within GNOME Shell, or replace it added

#12 Updated by bertagaz 2016-10-10 08:28:19

  • related to Bug #11872: Florence systray icon sometimes does not show up added