Offscreen Bouncing

Bug #130232 reported by Garoth on 2007-08-03
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Bug Description

Simple -- open a program that takes 5 seconds to start, then move the cursor off the dock (with autohide on). The dock moves down, but not low enough to conceal the bouncing. The result is that the tip of the icon appears repeatedly. This may be an easy fix, and I will try to take care of it in a minute...

Garoth (garoth) wrote :

Yeah, sorry, got sidetracked. I'm probably going to be able to fix this as easily as I hoped.

Changed in awn:
status: New → Confirmed
Garoth (garoth) on 2007-08-06
Changed in awn:
assignee: nobody → garoth
Garoth (garoth) wrote :

Ok, I've gotten around to fixing this error. However, this fix causes the bug:

to worsen mildly. The way it worsens is that if you launch a double speed bouncing launcher, it will bounce offscreen just and only once. I cannot as of now explain this for the life of me. In any case, but that issue would not occur if the double speed bug removed, so I will not spend time on it in this patch. As a result, though, I will probably write another patch soon that locks the effect uniquely, so that it cannot duplicate.

Some notes though:
* This is the first patch I've ever written in C, and one of the first patches I've ever written at all. I suggest looking over it to make sure it's right... and sorry if my inexperience makes it incorrect. If the person that does this feels generous, I would love some feedback so that my future patches to projects (probably more to AWN) will be improved. (To be honest, its the first bit of C I've ever written.)
* It is a diff output of awn-task.c. Is that the standard way to submit a patch?

P.S. As a bonus fix, I removed a #define M_PI which was defined for a second time.

Changed in awn:
status: Confirmed → In Progress

Thanks for the patch. Please make patches by giving the following command in Awn root directory:
bzr di > my.patch

This offscreen bouncing problem also exist with attention effect. Could you make a patch which fixes that as well?

Garoth (garoth) wrote :

Ok, I'll do patches like that then.

Also, how do I go about causing the attention effect?... I haven't noticed the behavior that needs fixing, but maybe I haven't set it off.

If an application needs attention, it will bounce and part of the icon shows up when the bar is hidden.

Garoth (garoth) wrote :

Any tips for what program to use to get it to do this at will? I can't really think of anything except Pidgin. Anyway, I'll copy-paste in the fix in the attention method, then make an 'altogether' patch with the bzr standard. Thanks for all your help, Miika.

I have noticed this only with Pidgin.

Garoth (garoth) wrote :

Well, here is the altogether patch. I'm not 100% sure about it, so please test! I just find it very hard to test the attention code. The rest of it seems to work. Sorry if I've buggered it, I'm still new :)

Anyway, this should...
* Stop off screen bouncing for launch
* Stop off screen bouncing for needs attention
* Remove the second #define M_PI

Thanks for the patch. Merged to trunk.

Changed in awn:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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