Bug 2512 - Hyperlinks in updater release notes do not work
Summary: Hyperlinks in updater release notes do not work
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Low minor
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Duncan Mak
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-12-15 00:55 UTC by Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT]
Modified: 2012-09-29 16:29 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Tags: gtk
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-12-15 00:55:32 UTC
Hyperlinks in updater release notes do not work, because gtk_show_uri does not work on MacOS.

We should probably fix gtk_show_uri on MacOS to just call LSOpenCFURLRef.

We could work around it by handling the label's activate-link signal.
Comment 1 Mike Krüger 2012-04-24 12:01:09 UTC
Shouldn't Process.Start show the URI in the browser ?
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-04-25 13:07:23 UTC
Of course, but it's not using Process.Start. The link handling is implemented in GTK+. By default it calls gtk_show_uri, which doesn't work on Mac. It also fires an event, but that's not bound in GTK#.
Comment 3 Duncan Mak 2012-05-15 18:19:28 UTC
Michael fixed this in the master branch (a possible candidate to backport to 3.0-series)

Comment 4 Imgen Tata 2012-09-04 09:33:29 UTC
In version, this bug still persists. Please fix it, it's a trivial bug but it is really annoying. Also a feature request, please add a context menu to each update so that we can do extra thing on a specific update -> ignore, cancel download, retry download, etc
Comment 6 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-09-29 16:29:55 UTC
This was fixed in MD but only works with a newer version of the GTK+ toolkit than we ship on Windows. It will work on Windows when we ship the new GTK+.