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[Locked] An indicator idea
zapata English 18 Eduardo Mucelli [Read]
20 March 2012 à 14:38

zapata, Thursday 06 January 2011 à 23:49


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Is it possible to when i for instance am downloading something (let say on my browser)that the indicator changes into a small bar that shows how much is left do download!Like here!

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fabounet, Friday 07 January 2011 à 10:16


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yep this would be great and possible only if the program you're using to download has an interface (DBus for instance) that tells us ths information.

zapata, Friday 07 January 2011 à 11:35


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Hope youre gonna build it in!!

fabounet, Friday 07 January 2011 à 15:55


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yes if you find me the interfaces for the program you want

zapata, Friday 07 January 2011 à 16:55


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Sorry i have no clue about these thing i was mainly thinking about browsers like firefox and chrome!!!And maybe some bit torrent clients like utorrent and transmission.

fabounet, Friday 07 January 2011 à 17:44


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I'll look at Transmission then, since I also use it
Firefox doesn't seem to have an interface (I've found a Dbus plug-in but it seems a bit out-of-date).
if you have any info, please post them here.

zapata, Friday 07 January 2011 à 18:39


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And what about chrome.And i also thought about terminal since i (and i also think a lot of other linux users) use it to download a lot of stuff.Maybe even the package manager!
And by the way do you think that you are gonna be able to finish eventually the folder applet and separator problem and the disappearing of the reflection of some applet (cause i have it too) in January

fabounet, Monday 10 January 2011 à 17:12


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I have 1 brain and 2 hands only
you can help by finding which programs have an interface to tell the dock the download progress
I'll focus on bug-fixes during january/february anyway, so that the 2.3 is ready for Natty

zapata, Monday 10 January 2011 à 17:23


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I know that there arent many of you and i would like to help but i really am not so into programing and all that stuff.All i can do is suggest some ideas and maybe some art work but thats all.

fabounet, Monday 10 January 2011 à 17:33


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that's nice already

zapata, Thursday 10 February 2011 à 12:00


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Hey check this out this i think should convince even more that this idea is great

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/02/unity-launcher-api-ready-when-you-are/

Guest, Tuesday 06 March 2012 à 18:17

Any progress about this idea?
Thaks for your great work!

fabounet, Wednesday 07 March 2012 à 12:18


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it's still the same problme: if firefox/chrome have an API (Dbus) to let the dock know about their current state, we can easily represent it on their icon.
so the question is just: do they have such an interface ?

matttbe, Wednesday 07 March 2012 à 12:22


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@ fabounet: is it possible to quickly add a support of the Unity's LauncherAPI? It uses DBus: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/LauncherAPI#Low_level_DBus_API:_com.canonical.Unity.LauncherEntry

fabounet, Wednesday 07 March 2012 à 12:51


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hmm, it's just "yet another dock API", like the one we have and the other docks had ...
does anyone support this ? will it become a standard ?

but this could be implemented as a plug-in (like our current Dbus API), so I'm perfectly ok to integrate it if there is any volunteer

matttbe, Wednesday 07 March 2012 à 12:58


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does anyone support this ? will it become a standard ?
No but Canonical/Ubuntu supports it... it's not a standard but Unity has millions users...

fabounet, Thursday 08 March 2012 à 13:19


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but Unity Ubuntu has millions users...


ok, but what is needed is support from third-party programs, not from Canonical.
anyway I think it can be interesting, but I personally lack of time for this in short term
any contribution is welcome

matttbe, Thursday 08 March 2012 à 22:19


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Yes, I understand

Eduardo Mucelli, Tuesday 20 March 2012 à 14:38


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Thanks, zapata, it is a good idea. The main problem, as Fabounet said, is the lack of information from those applications. At the best of our knowledge these applications do not share the necessary information, so now the implementation of your idea is not feasible.

For Chrome, I think the Dbus is still not exporting this kind of methods that would be useful for us here. I've been looking a lil into the code http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/dbus/. Maybe someone has a better hint.

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[Locked] An indicator idea
zapata English 18 Eduardo Mucelli [Read]
20 March 2012 à 14:38


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