[pulseaudio-discuss] What-did-you-plugin-dialog

Damir Jelić poljarinho at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 09:47:42 PST 2013

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:39:42AM +0100, David Henningsson wrote:
> Hi,
> I talked to Tanu and Arun last week about my what-did-you-plugin-dialog,
> and got some push back about my way of popping up the dialog.
> So, instead, what do you think of this solution - does this provide a
> good separation between PulseAudio and the GUI process:
>  * The dialog will be popped up through DBus activation. We define some
> DBus name, e g org.pulseaudio.WhatDidYouPlugIn - and when accessing this
> name, the process will be started by DBus.
>  * There will be DBus methods for popping up and killing the dialog, and
> a signal back when the user selects something in the dialog (or cancels it).
> Second, we will create a new pulseaudio sub-project, pa_popup_dialogs or
> something. This will contain the current dialog (it's designed by
> Canonical, but it's nothing Ubuntu specific about it), and our
> recommended solution by upstream. If gnome, kde, or some other DE wants
> to write their own themed dialog, they will just install their own
> solution instead, which we will communicate with through the
> org.pulseaudio.WhatDidYouPlugIn name/interface. (I have some test code
> using zenity too, but that will be dropped.)
> Thankful for a quick ack/nak on this.

Hi David.

Did you take a look at the "Desktop Notifications Specification"[1]. It
seems to somewhat overlap with your idea.

The standard only mandates passive notification support in the notification 
server but most of them will probably support active notifications as

I don't know if this helps or not but to me it seems like a good idea.

Regards, Damir.

[1] https://developer.gnome.org/notification-spec/

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