About Ubuntu

Registered by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2005-10-25

This blueprint has been superseded. See the newer blueprint "About This Computer window" for updated plans.

An About box for Ubuntu -- displaying the OS version, kernel version, GNOME version, and basic info about the computer Ubuntu is running on.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Matthew Paul Thomas
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Matthew Paul Thomas
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Slow progress
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Matthew Paul Thomas on 2006-11-01
Completed by
Matthew East on 2007-10-15

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Superceded by https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/about-ubuntu-revisited --15.10.07 --mdke

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Reviewed by smurf, 4 Nov. Approved by kamion, 4 Nov.

System/Administration/System Monitor does all of these except gnome version, which is in System/About Gnome

On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 John Peterson wrote:
I'm of the opinion that an About screen should be simple. The System/About GNOME dialog gets this right. System/About Ubuntu opens up a yelp help window with a bunch of tabs and navigation buttons. This is in no way consistent. While the yelp page is informative, it is too much and it omits the system information the user is most likely looking for. I'd expect it to just include the information found under the "General" tab of System/Administration/System Monitor and maybe a "More Info" link to the yelp help window.

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