When refreshing a snap which has a link in Favourites (the Launcher of Ubuntu 17.10), the Favourites item disappears and then reappears. Could this be fixed by ensuring that the icon persists upon snap refresh? I think the current behavior is undesirable because background updates should be seamless and an untrained user won’t understand why their Favourites icons periodically disappear and then reappear.
This has happened with the Mailspring refresh I got recently, I also now have Mailspring open (didn’t close it after the refresh) but there’s no running indicator.
$ snap info mailspring tracking: edge installed: 1.2.0 (202) 164MB - $ snap version snap 2.32.2 snapd 2.32.2 series 16 ubuntu 17.10 kernel 4.13.0-37-generic $ snap info core tracking: beta installed: 16-2.32.2 (4376) 90MB core
Agreed, but I do think this bug should (somehow) be fixed since this shouldn’t be a problem out-of-the-box (especially given millions(?) of Ubuntu users are (somewhat inadvertently) installing snaps from Ubuntu Software and probably getting a bit confused when they don’t work as expected because of bugs like these)!