Bug#807313: gnome-shell-extension-weather: The whole UI freezes when the network interface goes up

Alberto Garcia berto at igalia.com
Mon Dec 7 10:07:51 UTC 2015

Package: gnome-shell-extension-weather
Version: 0~20151023.git34aa242-1
Severity: important

(I was not sure whether to report this against this package or against

When I bring up a network interface the whole UI often freezes for
a few seconds. During that time I cannot switch windows or type

I made several tests and it looks like this is due to the GNOME
weather applet trying to update its status. If the network connection
is slow it can take a considerable amount of time (easily 10 seconds
or more).

My guess is that the applet is synchronous and its network requests
freeze the UI.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-shell-extension-weather depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.24.0-2
ii  gir1.2-clutter-1.0                           1.24.2-1
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0                              1.46.0-3
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                               3.18.5-1
ii  gir1.2-soup-2.4                              2.52.1-1
ii  gnome-shell                                  3.18.1-1

Versions of packages gnome-shell-extension-weather recommends:
ii  gnome-tweak-tool  3.18.1-1

gnome-shell-extension-weather suggests no packages.

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