[vlc-devel] Notify plugins

Felix Paul Kühne fkuehne.videolan at gmail.com
Mon May 14 11:14:45 CEST 2012

Hi Rémi,

On 13.05.2012, at 22:59, "Rémi Denis-Courmont" <remi at remlab.net> wrote:

> Growl, MSN, libnotify (i.e. D-Bus) and Telepathy. All of them suffer a bug 
> that deadlocks the playlist, and thus basically the whole player.

Could you detail this issue?

I re-enabled Growl (the Obj-C module, not growl-udp) some time during 1.1.x and it's being used by quite a bunch of Mac users according to the number of mails received ("thanks for growl! So cool!" bla), so I don't really want this module removed. Hence, the question above.

Best regards,


> Growl, MSN and Telepathy have had it since version 1.0, libnotify only version 
> 2.0. There are three old bugs for MSN, one for libnotify.
> This makes me believe that at least Growl and Telepathy are not used. I also 
> have to question the usefulness of libnotify since the Qt4 provide its own 
> notification. Additionally, Telepathy and libnotify use D-Bus in dangerous 
> fashion.
> I attached a partial fix for libnotify, but it affects functionality 
> negatively. I must say I am tempted to remove all four plugins.
> -- 
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
> http://www.remlab.net/
> http://fi.linkedin.com/in/remidenis
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