[sugar] Native code activity and DBus
Sat Aug 11 12:57:36 EDT 2007
On Aug 10, 2007, at 15:11 , Keith R. Fieldhouse wrote:
> 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/
> stuff to embed my native window properly. This however, gave me some
> event wonkiness.
> 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
> to implement a DBus registration (is there an example activity that
> the minimum necessary here?) but I'm curious as to what effect that
> Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions you might have...
Make sure you set the props before opening the window - Sugar
unfortunately does not track property changes. Neither does it track
service creation, but that's a different issue.
Also, you might find sugar-native-factory useful, which handles the
factory-side of dbus for your native activity:
The current (pre-rainbow) activity requirements are documented here:
Hopefully someone will update this with rainbow-specifics.
- Bert -
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