New properties for StatusNotifierItem: Desktop Key (3/3)

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Thu Feb 3 19:35:20 CET 2011

On Thursday, February 3, 2011, Ted Gould wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-02-03 at 14:45 +0100, Marco Martin wrote:
> > could still be a bit error prone, but i can't think of more automatic
> > ways. it could also be done on the other way around, by having a list of
> > desktop file paths as a property of the notifier item, but wouldn't be
> > better I think...
> Yeah, it's not impossible to have errors.  We hope that distro's would
> be able to police that some though (and distro patch appropriately).
> Perhaps a "naming guide" would be appropriate so there is less conflict?

yes, this could (should?) be added to the SNI specification

> WRT the desktop file being a property I like that too.  The only caveat
> is that with libindicate we did that, and we've gotten a surprising
> amount of push back from developers.  I'm really unclear on why, but
> they don't like having the path to the desktop file in their code.  I
> honestly think they're being irrational, but just to let you know there
> is some concern there.

aha; good to know .. always a balancing act between shell, lib and app devs ;)

Aaron J. Seigo
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