[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH 2/2, v2] backend-native: send DBus signal on headset button press

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Mon Mar 13 16:25:25 UTC 2017

On Mon, 2017-03-13 at 09:36 +0100, Georg Chini wrote:
> On 12.03.2017 22:46, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > On Sat, 2017-03-11 at 20:27 +0100, Georg Chini wrote:
> > > The reason for this patch was that I wrote an application to handle
> > > mobile phones and it was a nice feature to be able to use the button.
> > > I don't mind dropping that patch completely if you think it is out of
> > > scope for pulseaudio.
> > 
> > It's definitely not out of scope, because if pulseaudio is handling the
> > AT commands, how can any software ever take advantage of the button
> > functionality in bluetooth if pulseaudio doesn't somehow forward the
> > event?
> > 
> > I'm torn between accepting or rejecting this approach. If we send a D-
> > Bus signal, that will be a completely separate mini-API that will have
> > to be supported forever. Also, I don't want to add APIs that provide
> > functionality that libpulse doesn't support. But on the other hand, if
> > I reject this now, we'll probably not have this nice feature any time
> > soon (unless you're willing to add it to the native protocol - and
> > that's not nearly as trivial as emitting a D-Bus signal). I'm leaning
> > towards rejecting this patch.
> > 
> Well, as a developer I would look for this event rather on the D-Bus
> then in the native API because it is not directly sound related.
>  From your response I am not quite sure if you are still considering
> to accept the approach or if I should remove the patch from patchwork.

I removed it from patchwork now.



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