Re: GNOME 2.26 module inclusion discussion heats up

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-01-16 at 10:55 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> wrote:
>> > yeah, I agree with you, I think both should be the same (an applet or an
>> > icon), so since we already have the applet, I guess it would make sense
>> > to add code to the applet to hide itself and start the notification icon
>> > if PA is running, or something like that
>> But this is not a runtime decision. Either your distro is using
>> pulseaudio (and it should), then you always want the new icon,
>> or it isn't, and then you need something else. If you are using
>> pulseaudio, you don't want to have an invisible mixer applet on your
>> panel, eating resources and possibly causing other unwanted side
>> effects.
> you're right about the resources taken by the hidden applet, but as you
> see, Debian, openSUSE and Mandriva need ways to offer users a fallback,
> so we really need it. If there's a better solution than hiding the
> applet, let's use that, but can't think of a better (and quicker) way
> right now

Wouldn't it be easier to convert the old applet to also use a tray
icon? This way no useless applet needs to stay in the memory (due to
the fact applets have no programmatical way to add or remove
themselves at run time).

Patryk Zawadzki

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