notifications stay in the tray forever (if not removed manually) in gnome shell

Bug #776483 reported by Elad Alfassa on 2011-05-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Déjà Dup
Low
Unassigned
Fedora
Won't Fix
Undecided

Bug Description

Notifications such as "scheduled backup delayed" and "starting scheduled
backup" does not disappear automatically.

I would expect those the "scheduled backup delayed" notification to disappear
when the backup starts, and the "starting scheduled backup" notification to
disappear when backup finishes (and perhaps add a "backup completed
successfully" notification, so I'll know when it's safe to disconnect my backup
drive).

Notifications such as "scheduled backup delayed" and "starting scheduled backup" does not disappear automatically.
I would expect those the "scheduled backup delayed" notification to disappear when the backup starts, and the "starting scheduled backup" notification to disappear when backup finishes (and perhaps add a "backup completed successfully" notification, so I'll know when it's safe to disconnect my backup drive).

I believe GNOME Shell notifications are designed to persistent.

http://blogs.gnome.org/marina/2011/01/07/notifications-with-character/

I am not sure this is a bug

It's not a bug in gnome, it's a bug in Deja Dup. Gnome 3 allows temporary notifications as well.
The best behaviour of these two specific notifications would be:
The backup started should disappear when the backup is complete.
The backup delayed notification should also disappear when the backup started.
An application can control when and if the notifications stop being persistent.

Michael Terry,

Do you want me to file this upstream?

I already did, forgot to add the link here.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/deja-dup/+bug/776483/

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

So as I understand the request, this would be a matter of making sure we update the previous notifications instead of issuing new ones.

tags: added: gnome-shell
Changed in deja-dup:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Done. The "delay" notifications go away when the automatic backup is started. The "starting" notifications go away when the backup is done. And I added "success" notifications when the backup is done.

Changed in deja-dup:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2011-06-09
Changed in deja-dup:
milestone: none → 19.2
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2011-06-13
Changed in deja-dup:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

CC ME. Waiting for the fix on Fedora...

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Changed in fedora:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → Won't Fix
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