Déjà Dup Backup Tool

drop status icon use for GNOME 3

Reported by William Jon McCann on 2010-10-29
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Déjà Dup
Undecided
Michael Terry

Bug Description

The notification area and usage of status icons is deprecated in GNOME 3.

It seems that deja-dup shows an icon during the backup operation. Tooltip shows state (eg. "Preparing..."). And left and right click show a menu of "Show progress" (toggle), "Resume later".

My recommendation is to use notifications to indicate a backup operation is occurring in the background. And you may offer an action on that notification to "Resume later". The GNOME 3 notification servers support persistence of notifications so that the message won't time out and disappear.

Please see:
http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Design/Guidelines/MessageTray/Compatibility

Thanks.

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Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Hi, William. I'm happy to do this, but do you know how I detect if I'm in an environment that uses non-transient notifications? I would only want to drop usage in such environments, keeping the status icon if notifications are transient.

The wiki page about it does not mention this issue.

Hi Michael,

I've added a note to the wiki page about this. Basically you can
check the server capabilities like so:
http://git.gnome.org/browse/libnotify/tree/tests/test-persistence.c

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks,
Jon

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 8:59 AM, Michael Terry
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Hi, William.  I'm happy to do this, but do you know how I detect if I'm
> in an environment that uses non-transient notifications?  I would only
> want to drop usage in such environments, keeping the status icon if
> notifications are transient.
>
> The wiki page about it does not mention this issue.
>
> --
> drop status icon use for GNOME 3
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/668160
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> of the bug.
>
> Status in Déjà Dup: New
>
> Bug description:
> The notification area and usage of status icons is deprecated in GNOME 3.
>
> It seems that deja-dup shows an icon during the backup operation. Tooltip shows state (eg. "Preparing..."). And left and right click show a menu of "Show progress" (toggle), "Resume later".
>
> My recommendation is to use notifications to indicate a backup operation is occurring in the background.  And you may offer an action on that notification to "Resume later".  The GNOME 3 notification servers support persistence of notifications so that the message won't time out and disappear.
>
> Please see:
> http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Design/Guidelines/MessageTray/Compatibility
>
> Thanks.
>
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Michael Terry (mterry) on 2010-10-30
Changed in deja-dup:
assignee: nobody → Michael Terry (mterry)
milestone: none → 17.2
status: New → Fix Committed
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2010-11-18
Changed in deja-dup:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Kai Engert (kaie) wrote :

Unfortunately this change disabled the tray status icon in Cinnamon, too. I've filed bug 1155929 to get it re-enabled in Cinnamon.

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