Alarms API should expose a unique permanent alarm ID that clock app can use to open an alarm

Bug #1426361 reported by Nekhelesh Ramananthan on 2015-02-27
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ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu)
High
Zsombor Egri

Bug Description

Alarms API should expose a unique permanent alarm ID that clock app can use to open an alarm instead of just the alarm index that varies based on the alarm date dynamically.

Use Case: Bug 1387210 Indicator-datetime will pass the QOrganizerItemId (unique alarm ID) to clock app when the user clicks on an alarm in the indicator-datetime. But the current Alarms API does not allow clock app to open the alarm using that unique ID which results in clock app not knowing which alarm to show to the user.

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Zsombor Egri (zsombi) on 2015-02-27
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Zsombor Egri (zsombi)
Zsombor Egri (zsombi) on 2015-02-27
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

See also: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-datetime/+bug/1426519

I think what we want to do is move the logic out of datetime if possible so that datetime can move from seeing things as "everything's a clock-app alarm or calendar event" to being a passthrough with less hardcoded logic in it. The rationale for this is we now want to add support for the reminder app, and we also want to support 3rd party apps.

So this bug has the right idea, but it would be better if, instead of a unique ID that datetime had to be coded to understand, that ui-toolkit or clock-app generated a url that datetime could blindly pass to url-dispatch().

Christian Dywan (kalikiana) wrote :

Seems like this needs more discussion?

Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Triaged
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