Bug #312

Incoherent use of the app_icon parameter in the notifications

Added by Jean-Alexandre Anglès d'Auriac over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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June 30, 2013
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In the current version of the Notify plugin, there are three possible stat for the app_icon parameter :
- If Audacious is not currently playing, it is set to "audacious"
- If Audacious is currently playing, and there is no retrieved cover, it is set to "audio-x-generic"
- If Audacious is currently playing, and there is a retrieved cover, it is set to NULL.

Now, the specification defines app_icon as : “The optional program icon of the calling application.”. Hence, I think "audacious" is the most sensible option, and the two others are not relevant.

The specification also explicitly mention that :
“An implementation which only displays one image or icon must choose which one to display using the following order:
- app_icon parameter
- for compatibility reason, "icon_data"”, so there should be no drawback to not having app_icon not set to NULL even when displaying a cover.

notifyactionsupport.patch (1.9 KB) notifyactionsupport.patch Jean-Alexandre Anglès d'Auriac, June 30, 2013 19:11


#2 Updated by John Lindgren over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Not a bug. The purpose of the desktop notification spec is to define an interface. The content of the notifications should be left up to the application to decide.

#3 Updated by John Lindgren over 6 years ago

Also, what is "incoherent" to you makes perfect sense to me. Please don't file bug reports based on personal preference. The forums are the appropriate place to discuss differences of opinion like this.

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