Bring back old indicator notification behaviour

Bug #882129 reported by Oier Mees on 2011-10-26
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gmail Watcher

Bug Description

I would like to have the old indicator behaviour, so that it is blue while there are unread emails and it turns back to normal when you have no unread email.

Owais Lone (loneowais) wrote :

Hello Oier,

To make this happen, gmailwatcher will have to poll the mail server on regular intervals and check if emails have been read and then remove them from messaging menu.

The problem is that the new version uses IMAP IDLE aka Push notifications. The app keeps an open an active connection with gmail server and the server notifies the app about any activity. When this event occurs, gmailwatcher fetch unread emails and notifies the user. Unfortunately, gmail server does not notify using imap idle when an email is marked as read.

This leaves us with one choice and that is to poll the server and see if any changes have occurred which leads us back to where we started, i.e, polling instead of push.

I'd really like to see this feature too. I'm marking this as won't fix for now but I'll keep this in mind and see if I can come up with a workaround.

Changed in gmailwatcher:
status: New → Won't Fix
Oier Mees (oier) wrote :

How hard would it be to port the old gmailwatcher to precise? To be honest I don't care much about push or other features, I just want to have the old behaviour back.

Owais Lone (loneowais) wrote :

This can be partially fixed in current gmailwatcher. I'll have a look next weekend.

Changed in gmailwatcher:
status: Won't Fix → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Oier Mees (oier) wrote :

did you manage to have a look at it?

Oier Mees (oier) wrote :

any news on this issue? can you partially fix it?

Owais Lone (loneowais) wrote :

Hello Oier,

I'm sorry for stalling this for so long. Will give it a shot this weekend

Mo-Yu Mandy Zhou (zhou-mandy) wrote :

I know it's been a while, but do you have any updates on this?

I also have an idea that's not quite a solution but would make things a little easier. Would it be possible to add a line, 'Mark all as read,' in the Messaging Menu under GMail Watcher? It would be a nice quick way to get rid of the blue icon.

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