[pulseaudio-discuss] [ANNOUNCE] pavucontrol 4.0

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Sat Mar 9 18:49:44 UTC 2019

On Fri, 2019-03-08 at 19:03 +0200, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Wed, 2019-03-06 at 11:48 +0100, NicoHood wrote:
> > On 3/5/19 5:12 PM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > >  * There can now be only one pavucontrol window open at a time.
> > >    Trying to start pavucontrol for a second time brings the
> > >    first window to foreground.
> > 
> > Hi,
> > This "fix" is really a problem for me:
> > 
> > I have 6 audio sinks with pulseaudio installed in my appartment. I am
> > really happy that I can control each of them via pavucontrol using the
> > PULSE_SERVER environment variable option.
> > 
> > When I need to debug something I usually have more windows of
> > pavucontrol open, for multiple devices. Now this does not work anymore
> > which is super annoying.
> > 
> > My suggestion is to check for the PULSE_SERVER and only have unique
> > windows for each host. So If you want to run pulseaudio for localhost
> > multiple times only one instance is open, but you can still open
> > pavucontrol for other remote destinations (also only one for each host).
> > 
> > If that suggestion is too complicated to implement I would kindly
> > request to revert the recent fix. :S
> We give GLib the application ID (org.pulseaudio.pavucontrol), and GLib
> then implements all the activation magic using that ID. We could append
> the server string to the application ID. I quickly tried setting a
> bogus ID, and that didn't seem to break anything (I noticed that
> running the pavucontrol command for a second time doesn't bring the
> window to foreground on my machine, though, but that doesn't seem to be
> related to the unusual application ID, because reverting back to the
> normal ID doesn't work any better).
> So, I think I'll make a patch that appends the server string to the
> application ID, even though messing with the application ID feels quite
> "wrong".

I submitted a merge request now:



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