[sugar] Native code activity and DBus
Keith R. Fieldhouse
Fri Aug 10 18:11:07 EDT 2007
I have an activity the bulk of which is native code. In the past I
exce'd the code from a Python activity stub and used the Gtk Socket/Plug
stuff to embed my native window properly. This however, gave me some
In reviewing the Wiki I learned about the "exec" termn in my
activity.info. I've got my own factory now, passing sugarBundleId and
sugarActivityId properly. With these I set the X11 Window properties
_SUGAR_ACTIVITY_ID and _SUGAR_BUNDLE_ID.
The problem is when I start my activity, my Icon gets placed in the
circle on the home screen and my app starts and appears to work. If I
return to the home screen, though, there's a second "circle" icon that
appears to be the one connected to the app. What I consider the real
app icon is still throbbing. I must select the circle Icon to return
to my app.
One thing that I haven't done, is register my app with DBus. Is this
why my icons appear confused? Or have I done something wrong? I intend
to implement a DBus registration (is there an example activity that does
the minimum necessary here?) but I'm curious as to what effect that will
Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions you might have...
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