Problem with kdeinit and StartupInfo

Martin Klapetek martin.klapetek at
Fri Jan 30 14:58:33 UTC 2015

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:19 PM, Martin Klapetek <martin.klapetek at
> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 4, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Alex Merry <alex.merry at> wrote:
>> On 2014-10-04 10:08, David Faure wrote:
>>> On Friday 03 October 2014 12:15:09 Alex Merry wrote:
>>>> Note that KDBusService has a known limitation where it just doesn't work
>>>> with startup notifications in unique mode - the necessary information is
>>>> never passed to the main application by the secondary instance.
>>> I lost track a bit there -- do you know what's missing for this to
>>> happen?
>> It's been so long since I looked at it, I can't really remember. I think
>> the conclusion was that attempting to support the existing startup
>> notification scheme was incredibly difficult/impossible due to a
>> combination of how the X11 Qt platform plugin handles it and the
>> KDBusAddons non-gui requirement. So the idea was to try to forge ahead with
>> a D-Bus based alternative (which would also work on Wayland), but that
>> stalled.
>> I have an email from Ryan Lortie from a year ago about it, and about
>> GNOME's implementation & plans, but it's taken a back seat to other things.
>> I may get round to revisiting it at some point, but if someone is keen to
>> take it on, I can forward the email (which I think was also CCd to some XDG
>> list or other).
> Is there some intermediate solution/workaround that could be used? This is
> still an issue which makes dolphin5 + kate5 an unusable combo :(

Another bump - guys, any progress on this? Or at least some suggested
workaround? It's quite severe.

Martin Klapetek | KDE Developer
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