Bug 26910 - [mgaapplet] Mageia Online should have a pretty name in UI
Summary: [mgaapplet] Mageia Online should have a pretty name in UI
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal major
Target Milestone: Mageia 8
Assignee: Mageia tools maintainers
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-07-07 00:32 CEST by Aurelien Oudelet
Modified: 2021-01-20 14:03 CET (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: mgaonline-3.30-3.mga8.src.rpm
Status comment:

mgaapplet current name (96.75 KB, image/png)
2020-07-07 00:33 CEST, Aurelien Oudelet
mgaapplet in Plasma 5.20 (148.49 KB, image/png)
2020-10-17 16:43 CEST, Aurelien Oudelet

Description Aurelien Oudelet 2020-07-07 00:32:37 CEST
Description of problem:
Today, mgaapplet has a non-user-friendly name in systray: "mgaapplet".
Why not "Mageia System Update" and should be translatable?
Comment 1 Aurelien Oudelet 2020-07-07 00:33:51 CEST
Created attachment 11736 [details]
mgaapplet current name

Could mgaapplet have a pretty name more user friendly?
Aurelien Oudelet 2020-07-07 00:34:16 CEST

Priority: Normal => Low

Comment 2 David GEIGER 2020-07-09 10:38:38 CEST
Indeed this could be useful and pretty much better.

CC: (none) => geiger.david68210

Comment 3 Lewis Smith 2020-07-10 07:41:52 CEST
mgaapplet is enshrined in diverse places like Wikis. Other distributions have cryptic names for their equivalent applications. The need to translate a clearer name is an important issue.
I suggest putting this issue to a Mageia forum to test users' reactions. If you do, please note the thread here.

Assigning to the mageiatools group.

Assignee: bugsquad => mageiatools

Comment 4 Aurelien Oudelet 2020-10-17 16:43:14 CEST
Created attachment 11946 [details]
mgaapplet in Plasma 5.20

With recently updated Plasma 5.20, notification area has been overhauled.
Instead of a list, we get a grid view.

See attached screenshot.

I do think that we should rename it.
For translations, we could simply name it "Mageia Updates" in English and for French : "Mises à jour de Mageia".

Here is a MLO forum page: https://www.mageialinux-online.org/forum/topic.php?id=27903&r=1&pt=1
Aurelien Oudelet 2020-10-17 16:43:30 CEST

Severity: enhancement => major
Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 8
Priority: Low => Normal

Comment 5 Aurelien Oudelet 2020-12-27 15:55:46 CET
Not for Mageia 8?
I know this is late, but reported in July 2020.
Also, there was a survey on MLO forum.

I don't know if feasible, doable, but, ping Thierry, Martin and David Hodgins for advice.

CC: (none) => davidwhodgins, mageia, thierry.vignaud

Comment 6 Morgan Leijström 2020-12-27 16:27:43 CET
I agree with comment 4

I remember myself not knowing it was the same in the beginning;

Package mgaonline, displaying name "mgaapplet".

IF it need to be a short name somewhere (to be specific, nontranslated) why not "mgaonline"?  Both are unique enough that a search-replace procedure can update documentation.

CC: (none) => fri

Comment 7 Dave Hodgins 2020-12-28 04:24:09 CET
How about changing it to "mgaupdtchk" for Mageia update checker.
Comment 8 Dave Hodgins 2020-12-28 04:57:44 CET
Just occurred to me though, that if it's name is changed, it should add
startup code such that if ~/.MgaOnline/mgaonline exists, it should be moved to
~/.config/Mageia/mgaupdtchk.conf and changed to look for that file for config
options, to be more consistent with other user level Mageia tools such as
Mageiawelcome and mageiaSync.
Comment 9 Frédéric "LpSolit" Buclin 2021-01-19 23:26:58 CET
(In reply to Dave Hodgins from comment #7)
> How about changing it to "mgaupdtchk" for Mageia update checker.

How is this clearer? Renaming a cryptic mgaapplet name to an even more cryptic mgaupdtchk name does not help.
Comment 10 Dave Hodgins 2021-01-20 00:18:22 CET
Mageia update checker makes the purpose of the applet clear. mgaapplet only
indicates the applet has something to do with Mageia.
Comment 11 Aurelien Oudelet 2021-01-20 14:03:08 CET
I do think the icon in Plasma systray should have a name like "Mageia Online".

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