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

Raymond Yau superquad.vortex2 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 21:42:12 PST 2013

> 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
> 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.)

Is this one time setup or user have to select everytime when they plugged
or reboot ?

Once setup,  use are unlikely to change this setting until they buy another

Can this popular dialog be disabled ?
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