SNI Additions Summary

Ted Gould ted at
Thu Feb 17 18:17:20 CET 2011

On Wed, 2011-02-16 at 22:47 +0100, Marco Martin wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 February 2011, you wrote:
> > 
> > Oh, I thought you meant to use "AccessibleDescription" as a suffix.
> > 
> > I guess my concern with not having two is that it means when there is a
> > state change signal we've got to do a DBus round trip before we can
> > accurately display that state change.  With having two we can grab the
> > description when we get the icon changed signal (or attention icon
> > changed) when, in theory, the description would change as well.
> > 
> > Another approach would be to add a signal for when the description
> > changed.
> > 
> > What do you think?
> well, probably thinking with our implementation too much in mind..
> in the end we found that asking for single properties  in dbus had so round 
> trip that we just get everything when anything changes, transeffing even a big 
> a mount of data is fast, the asking and waiting for the dbus response is less, 
> so even when just changes the state, (or any other property for twhat matters) 
> we just re get everything (that is not pretty but is actually faster than just 
> getting 3-4 properties one after the other).
> now yeah this could not be adapt to a defferent implementation.

I guess I understand getting all if you're needing to get any
properties, but certainly you don't do that on a status update, right?
It would seem that you don't need any properties to change the status.


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