Linux News Today: Ubuntu 15.10 Might Ship with a Couple of Annoying Trash-Related Bugs
The Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) is knocking at our door and it will be here next week, but there are still some annoying problems related to the Trash that don’t seem to be acknowledged as important.
The Ubuntu developers are getting really close to the final freeze for the 15.10 branch of the operating system and they have yet to fix a couple of problems that are quite obvious and are affecting a lot of users, even if it’s not something that can provoke serious issues. These small bugs might not feel like a huge problem, but the fact that they haven’t been repaired just yet is a little bit annoying.
Not all the bugs that occur in an operating system create major problems and most of the time they don’t, actually. That is one of the reasons why they don’t get fixed. Usually, the stuff that breaks the OS has priority, but small things get through the cracks. This is seemingly how small bugs can survive multiple iterations of the operating system. It’s also true that some problems occur upstream and it’s not the fault of the OS developers, and this is the case for Ubuntu.
The two problems that I want to mention here are both related to the Trash, but they are not connected. What’s interesting is that both of them have entries in Launchpad and quite a few users have marked the bugs because they were affected by them.
The first bug can be seen when trying to empty the Trash. The procedure is very simple: the user right-clicks on the Trash icon and then clicks Empty Trash. The problems is a that a new Nautilus window is opened every time the user does this. This particular issue has been around for some time, and it looks like it’s going to survive.
The second issue is a little bit more complex. If a file is named in a certain way, users won’t be able to restore it from the Trash. The system will say that the original location of the file can’t be determined, and it can’t restore it. The problem is even deeper than that because the option to restore from the right-click menu appears only on certain files.
These are just a couple of bugs, you’ll say, and they don’t really cause major problems. And you might be right, but the thing is that they will be easily picked up by regular users who will say that the release is buggy, and that is something that no one wants.