domenica 10 giugno 2012

Biweekly report #2

Hello again fellow GNOMErs,

this is my second update on my Summer of Code project.
As planned in the previous report, I spent the past two weeks implementing notification integration in the lock screen, and this is the result:

(thanks to Luca for accepting to appear in the screenshot)

As you can see, resident notifications, such as those created by Rhythmbox, are shown in full, and can be interacted, while persistent notifications are grouped by source, with a message counter.

Also, I worked to update the appearance of the unlocking dialog, to fully match the mockups:

The next week will probably spent on two parallel directions.
On the one hand, I'll work to fix any bugs that should appear, and to integrate suggestions and comments from code review; as an example, I was already told to try using ClutterDragAction for the curtain behavior
On the other hand, I'm going to help with the new lock screen panel (GNOME bug 658660). This in particular will be needed to control the visibility of notifications, as it was decided that the full notifications panel is out of scope for this project.

See you in two weeks!

14 commenti:

  1. It's nice, but will it be possible to turn it off? If yes, will it be possible to turn it off for all users (and have this option locked, so they cannot change it back)? In certain situations, this might be a security issue.

  2. So people can switch my music even when my session is locked?

  3. @Vincent:
    You will be able to disable it for your user by going to System Settings -> Brightness & Lock and unsetting "Show Notifications When Locked".
    To change it system-wide, refer to

    Uhm, I guess so. Do you perceive that as a problem?
    To me, it makes sense, because if for example other people are disturbed by the music they can turn it off without me being around.

  4. If it's not already planned, I would love to see some sort of merging between GDM and the lock screen

  5. what about grub support? :>

  6. This looks fabulous! I am often annoyed by my screen being locked and having to unlock it just to check whether I got new messages or want to stop/change music.

    This will rock!

  7. Can't wait for the next update in 2 weeks. So far this looks really great! Keep up the good work.

  8. This means that multimedia keys (from a remote appearing as a keyboard) can control the music while the screen is locked? Good job! I was sad not to be able to lock my session just to keep control of the music!

  9. Would it not be better in terms of security, to only show the number of new messages, and not from whom they were sent? I can see some circumstances under which the latter may be considered sensitive information (and as this may only become apparent to the user after it has been displayed, the ability to disable this is not a complete solution).

  10. Is this in some repository that I can pull and use ? I would like to have this functionality on my desktop.

  11. Even better, this is now part of GNOME 3.6.1, so just grab a distro shipping it. I heard Ubuntu GNOME Remix Quantal Quetzal is out!