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Bug 645063 - Move administration tools to applications
Move administration tools to applications
Product: gnome-shell
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gnome-shell-maint
Depends on: 645061
Reported: 2011-03-17 19:28 UTC by Colin Walters
Modified: 2011-03-26 13:35 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

ShellAppSystem: Only search for preferences (1.10 KB, patch)
2011-03-17 20:28 UTC, Colin Walters
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Description Colin Walters 2011-03-17 19:28:20 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #645061 +++

See gnome-menus bug 645061 
and downstream bug

Basically we're reading now which picks up both preferences and legacy "administration" stuff; I'm still trying to determine where comes from (on my Fedora 15 system, it comes from "redhat-menus")
Comment 1 Colin Walters 2011-03-17 19:30:55 UTC
Which has:

#FIXME-> There is no hosting website for this project.
Source0: %{name}-%{version}.tar.gz
Comment 2 Frederic Peters 2011-03-17 19:46:28 UTC comes from gnome-menus, and has been dropped recently. (but perhaps Fedora is using something else).

commit b68bcd27f44ce2c494f6e3cd9695890b9c02af04
Author: Vincent Untz <>
Date:   Tue Feb 1 15:18:49 2011 +0100

    layout: Drop
    It doesn't fit in the GNOME 3 world, where we use
Comment 3 Colin Walters 2011-03-17 20:28:18 UTC
Created attachment 183678 [details] [review]
ShellAppSystem: Only search for preferences was removed in gnome-menus commit
b68bcd27f44ce2c494f6e3cd9695890b9c02af04; is the intended

(On Red Hat Linux derived systems, continues to exist)
Comment 4 Nirbheek Chauhan 2011-03-21 07:24:42 UTC
Note that without this (or the patch in bug 645061), Shell.AppSystem.get_default().get_app() returns null for g-c-c .desktop files because none of the categories in match the categories exported by gnome-control-center.desktop and other g-c-c panel .desktop files.

This combined with:

0d963df7 — "status: use Shell.AppSystem to launch settings panels"
fea8b6da — "Remove broken ShellAppSystem API and all consumers"

means that shell menu items can't launch any settings panels.
Comment 5 Ionut Biru 2011-03-23 16:46:35 UTC
right now gnome-shel 2.91.92 is unable to open any of menu entries 

    JS ERROR: !!!   Exception in callback for signal: activate
    JS ERROR: !!!     message = 'app is null'
    JS ERROR: !!!     lineNumber = '250'
    JS ERROR: !!!     fileName = '/usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/statusMenu.js'
    JS ERROR: !!!     stack = '([object Object],[object _private_Clutter_Event])@/usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/statusMenu.js:250
([object Object],[object _private_Clutter_Event])@/usr/share/gjs-1.0/lang.js:110
_emit("activate",[object _private_Clutter_Event])@/usr/share/gjs-1.0/signals.js:124
([object _private_Clutter_Event])@/usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/popupMenu.js:95
([object _private_Shell_GenericContainer],[object _private_Clutter_Event])@/usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/popupMenu.js:68
([object _private_Shell_GenericContainer],[object _private_Clutter_Event])@/usr/share/gjs-1.0/lang.js:110