Launchpad Entry: foundations-lucid-restart-required-dialog
Packages affected: update-notifier, update-manager, indicator-session
The current auto-open behavior of the restart required dialog is a bad user experience. It pops up out of the blue without much releation to the running upgrade.
For system upgrade like the kernel that require a restart the user is notified in a clean way at the end of the upgrade that a restart of his system is suggested.
The restart required dialog should be in direct relation to the upgrade that was performed to not confuse the user.
Joe runs update-manager and gets a new kernel. After the upgrade process he is presented with a nice option to restart. He chooses to do so.
Removing a separate alert that suddenly pops up
- Integrate the alert into the Update Manager window (and discuss with the design team how it should look like)
- remove the restart required auto opening from update-notifier
Using the session menu as an extra indication
- Change the power indicator to an alert state (the artists will provide icon)
- change text of "Restart ..." to "Restart required ..." and possibly highlight this item
See work items in the blueprint.
Update-notifier, update-manager and session-indicator needs to be updated to implement the new behavior.
To test this functionality install a new kernel update via update-manager and check that the notification is show by update-manager itself. Verify also that the session indicator changes color.