Menu items missing after installing 9.04

Asked by bravolingus on 2009-06-24

After upgrading GUFW to 9.04 from 0.20.7, I am missing several menu items:

The Simple/Preconfigured/Advanced tabs on the main page.

From the File menu, Banning IP addresses and Import/Export rules options.

From the Preferences menu, all the System Settings options.

I tried uninstalling/installing but had the same results. If I reinstall 0.20.7, the menu items return.

Were these items removed from 9.04?

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Ubuntu 9.04 64bit
2.6.28-13-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 2 07:55:09 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Emilio
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2009-06-24
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Emilio (turl) said : #1

* The Simple/Preconfigured/Advanced tabs on the main page.
   These appear when you click the "+" button
* From the File menu, Banning IP addresses and Import/Export rules options.
   I believe this was removed
* From the Preferences menu, all the System Settings options.
   I don't remember this, what was it? I guess it was removed too

bravolingus (bravolingus) said : #2

Hi Emilio,

Thanks for the info.

The System Settings options were:

- Show tray icon
- Minimize to tray on close
- Autostart with session

Best Emilio (turl) said : #3

The tray icon was removed, as it was insecure and caused problems and confusion amongst users. Minimize to tray was removed too, as there is no tray icon now.
Autostart with session was also removed, as it required the user to type the password on start, and made the users believe the firewall was not active if that option was unselected.

bravolingus (bravolingus) said : #4

Thanks Emilio, that solved my question.

Hi Emilio
I noticed that gfw 9.04 does not require for your password at all. This means that anyone can change the firewall settings and without having to know your root password!! You should fix that. A good idea would be to add an unlock button, so when you want to change something will prompt for the root password first.

I forgot to mention that minimizing to tray and autostart with session were really nice features. Perhaps you could bring them back and combined with the button solution i suggested above no one would get confused as it will prompt for the password only if someone wants to make changes and not every time the program starts.
As for the confused users a using guide would be very helpful.

costales (costales) said : #7

Hi!
I think is the same behavior for more aplications ;)
You can change this time, if you need, please say me, and I will search how ;)
Best regards.