Calendar notifications are treated the same as an alarm notification

Bug #1320880 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2014-05-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Ubuntu Calendar App
indicator-datetime (Ubuntu)
Charles Kerr

Bug Description

If an alarm fires, the alarm sound seemingly will persist forever. This seems like perhaps the right choice for an alarm clock, but seems inappropriate for a calendar reminder. I would expect a calendar reminder to sound for only a short period.

Related branches

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Transfering to the correct project :)

affects: ubuntu-clock-app → ubuntu-calendar-app
no longer affects: ubuntu-calendar-app
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2014-08-27
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Charles Kerr (charlesk)
status: New → Triaged
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2014-09-09
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
tags: added: rtm14
Thomas Strehl (strehl-t) on 2014-09-09
tags: added: rtm touch-2014-09-25
removed: rtm14
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
assignee: Charles Kerr (charlesk) → James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland)
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

I don't see any description of alarm-style notification for events in the TimeAndDate, nor does the Indicators UX Spec. However, the Ubuntu Phone Notifications v2.2 document lists in the "Key use cases" list on page 11 next to alarms, so it seems we should have *something* here.

Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

A little background context, FWIW: the duration for alarm notifications can be set to one of [10, 20, 30, 60 minutes] in ubuntu-clock-app > settings, with the default value being 30 minutes.

This duration is currently used for calendar notifications too, but of course we can change it to whatever Design wants.

summary: - calendar alarm never stops sounding without user interaction
+ Calendar notifications are treated the same as an alarm notification
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

After looking at the ical output that calendar-app generates, I see it's already specifying calendar alarms that behave differently than clock-app's clock alarms. So the datetime component of this ticket isn't blocked on Design feedback -- it just needs to honor those ical triggers generated by calendar-app.

I think my original point still holds though. clock alarms can be configured through clock-app's settings, and there don't appear to be any sibling settings for calendar alarms in calendar-app. Right now calendar-app is requesting four reminders to go off, at two-minute intervals, starting N minutes before the event (where N is set in the Reminder feature when editing an event).

affects: indicator-datetime (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-calendar-app
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Charles Kerr (charlesk)
affects: ubuntu-calendar-app → ubuntu-ux
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland) → Raul Varela (rvarela.ux)
affects: ubuntu-ux → ubuntu-calendar-app
Kunal Parmar (pkunal-parmar) wrote :

Charles is right, Currently calendar set alam/reminder as below.

Notification start time is configuration when Event Reminder is set.

Repetition count is set to 3 and delay beween repetition is 2 minutes.

We can change it we get required details and spec.

Mihir Soni (mihirsoni) on 2014-10-25
Changed in ubuntu-calendar-app:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
assignee: Raul Varela (rvarela.ux) → nobody
status: Invalid → In Progress
Pat McGowan (pat-mcgowan) wrote :

Land with #1387231 and clean up alarms

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ww51-2014
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package indicator-datetime - 13.10.0+15.04.20141208-0ubuntu1

indicator-datetime (13.10.0+15.04.20141208-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=low

  [ Charles Kerr ]
  * Don't log an error if powerd isn't available on the system. (LP:
  * Add support for x-canonical-alarm and x-canonical-disabled tags in
    VTODO categories so that disabled alarms will not be displayed. (LP:
  * Change notifications for calendar events s.t. the sound is
    nonrepeating and the notification is temporary, not requiring user
    interaction to disappear. (LP: #1320880)
  * After a one-time Ubuntu alarm's notification is displayed, disable
    the alarm. (LP: #1362341)
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:09:20 +0000

Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2015-01-14
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: ww51-2014 → ww05-2015
Pat McGowan (pat-mcgowan) wrote :

This already landed

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: ww05-2015 → ww03-2015
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in ubuntu-calendar-app:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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