Can't pin/keep/lock Quod Libet 4.2 to docks using bamf

Bug #1803792 reported by Alexander Browne on 2018-11-17
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bamf (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Since upgrading the music player Quod Libet to the latest version (4.2, via ppa:lazka/ppa), I there's no option to pin it to the MATE dock applet. I'm using 18.10, and I also tried Plank. A Quod Libet developer confirmed the issue as well in Unity on 16.04. AFAICT, these three docks all use bamf.

Since all earlier versions of Quod Libet work fine, I posted a bug with them (, but there are no reports of any issue with it from other docks/shells, like GNOME Shell or Plasma, so maybe it's a bug with bamf?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: bamfdaemon 0.5.3+18.04.20180207.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-11.12-generic 4.18.12
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-11-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu13.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Fri Nov 16 17:50:42 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-11-22 (724 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-MATE 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Release amd64 (20161012.1)
SourcePackage: bamf
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to cosmic on 2018-09-29 (48 days ago)

Alexander Browne (elcste) wrote :
Khurshid Alam (khurshid-alam) wrote :

Doesn't look like a bamf bug though.If previous versions were working then something broke in the application level. Make sure the app is setting the app id and name properly.

Check syslog for errors.

Alexander Browne (elcste) wrote :

OK, thanks for taking a look, I appreciate it.

I did look at the syslog but I don't see anything related to banf or the docks, just some gtk theme warnings...

I did notice, however, that Quod Libet 4.1 is listed in the MATE dock and Plank as "Quod Libet", while 4.2 is listed as "<track title> - Quod Libet".

Changed in bamf (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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