Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#5763 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Add Mail Recieve Sound constant to libpurple

Reported by: Maxious Owned by:
Milestone: Component: libpurple
Version: 2.4.1 Keywords: email, e-mail, sound, notification


In order to properly develop a plugin that provides aural notification of received emails, a new constant is required in libpurple to differentiate this sound from all others.

This is NOT a (direct) duplicate of #4684, #3479, #1324, #780 or #510; it is part of the way to a solution to all those tickets.

Attachments (1)

libpurple-mail-recieve-sound.patch (554 bytes) - added by Maxious 11 years ago.
Patch to add PURPLE_SOUND_MAIL_RECEIVE constant

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Change History (6)

Changed 11 years ago by Maxious

Patch to add PURPLE_SOUND_MAIL_RECEIVE constant

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 11 years ago by QuLogic

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

The full patch already exists in #780, so I'm not sure why you opened this.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 11 years ago by Maxious

Replying to QuLogic:

The full patch already exists in #780, so I'm not sure why you opened this.

Because the full patch hasn't been applied (due to a string freeze in Pidgin?). If this patch is applied, non pidgin users of libpurple can implement this feature if/when they wish.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by rekkanoryo

I completely forgot the patch. Others may have too. We do need a sound for it, though.

All that said, none of this is required for non-Pidgin and non-Finch clients to implement a new mail notification--any additional sound events can be specified by the UI.

I'm going to merge the patch for 2.5.0, if we get a sound for it or come to an agreement on what sound we should use.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by adot

really looking forward to this being implemented... ...sorry, I understand all the devs here are volunteers, but according to #780 this has been ready for implementation for over a year. I would compile my own build but I hardly know the first thing about programming.

Having this sound event would increase my productivity; I work from home and monitor my business email account using Pidgin and I have to turn on my LCD every hour or so to see whether a notification has popped up. Having the new mail sound event would allow me to continue working uninterrupted and simply be notified with the sound when I have a new email; it seems to be the point of a "notification" in the first place---to not have to constantly be looking.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Hunkah

I am in agreement. I have my back to the computer when I am working, so having a sound notification would do wonders for me. It seems insignificant to some, but to others like me, it is a great feature.

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