[sip-comm-dev] A small GUI bug for mac os X 10.6


#1

Hi!

I signed up for GSoC this year and noticed something that i could actually benefit from myself - a unified communicator.

I've downloaded and tested the application for everyday use and noticed a rather irritating bug.

If I close the main contact list I get an error bar that says the "X-window is hidden" (presumably the contact list) and the application is still running.

The problem is that the contact list seems to be irrevocably lost - can't for the life of me find the correct option and it doesn't come back even after restarting the application (the only solution seems to be to remove the "SIP communicator"-folder in the Application Support folder, thus resetting the application.

So what this bug means in plaintext is as follows
* there is no "hide / unhide" selection in the menubar / options for the contact list
* the contact list remains hidden if closed

This doesn't seem to be on the bug tracker as of yet, so I'm not certain it's been reported before / reported but refuted (I might have missed something obvious), but if it's a proper bug I wouldn't mind trying to correct it myself, given some pointers on where to look in the project code.

(following this is just a short presentation of myself - if this bug comment wasn't enough: reply! or just grab me on msn: alexander@wochd.se)

And as this is my first post in the developer mailing list:

Hi!

My name is Alexander Wallin and I'm a un undergraduate student at a decently sized university in souther sweden; I've studied a variety of programming courses and languages and I tend to program on my pasttime. I'm a mac user since the day I was born and I have a good and strong interest in board games and games in general.

I stumbled upon SIP by browsing this years GSoC and intend to independent of being accepted for a project combine a frequent usage with whatever help I can offer.

/Alexander
University of Lund, Sweden

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#2

Hi Alexander,

Thanks for the report!

(more inline)

Hi!

I signed up for GSoC this year and noticed something that i could actually benefit from myself - a unified communicator.

Glad to hear you find our project useful!

I've downloaded and tested the application for everyday use and noticed a rather irritating bug.

If I close the main contact list I get an error bar that says the "X-window is hidden" (presumably the contact list) and the application is still running.

Actually this is just a warning window meant to inform the user that closing the contact list window (by clicking on the "x" button) would just hide the window, rather than quit the application.

The problem is that the contact list seems to be irrevocably lost - can't for the life of me find the correct option and it doesn't come back even after restarting the application (the only solution seems to be to remove the "SIP communicator"-folder in the Application Support folder, thus resetting the application.

So what this bug means in plaintext is as follows
* there is no "hide / unhide" selection in the menubar / options for the contact list
* the contact list remains hidden if closed

This doesn't seem to be on the bug tracker as of yet, so I'm not certain it's been reported before / reported but refuted (I might have missed something obvious), but if it's a proper bug I wouldn't mind trying to correct it myself, given some pointers on where to look in the project code.

I agree, it could be very frustrating. We had quite a lot of complaints from Snow Leopard users about this recently, so we have actually already opened an issue (issuer #809: https://sip-communicator.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=809). There's also an ongoing work, which aims to add a Show/Hide menu item in the systray menu (revision: 6955).

As a side note, I've been quite annoyed myself when I first experienced the issue, as I'm also a Snow Leopard user, but I found actually that the application is shown/hidden by just clicking with the right mouse button on the systray icon.

(following this is just a short presentation of myself - if this bug comment wasn't enough: reply! or just grab me on msn: alexander@wochd.se)

And as this is my first post in the developer mailing list:

Hi!

My name is Alexander Wallin and I'm a un undergraduate student at a decently sized university in souther sweden; I've studied a variety of programming courses and languages and I tend to program on my pasttime. I'm a mac user since the day I was born and I have a good and strong interest in board games and games in general.

Nice to meet you! :slight_smile:

I stumbled upon SIP by browsing this years GSoC and intend to independent of being accepted for a project combine a frequent usage with whatever help I can offer.

Any help and contribution is always very welcome and appreciated!

Thanks again for the efforts!

Cheers,
Yana

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On Apr 6, 2010, at 3:32 PM, Alexander Wallin wrote:

/Alexander
University of Lund, Sweden

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#3

Hi Yana,

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On 2010/04/06, at 16:00, Yana Stamcheva wrote:

I agree, it could be very frustrating. We had quite a lot of complaints from Snow Leopard users about this recently, so we have actually already opened an issue (issuer #809: https://sip-communicator.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=809). There's also an ongoing work, which aims to add a Show/Hide menu item in the systray menu (revision: 6955).

As a side note, I've been quite annoyed myself when I first experienced the issue, as I'm also a Snow Leopard user, but I found actually that the application is shown/hidden by just clicking with the right mouse button on the systray icon.

By the way, when you right-click on the icon to make the gui appear/disappear, there can be some inconsistency with the Hide/Show menu (i.e. the GUI is displayed but the menu says "Show" and conversely).

Cheers,
romain
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#4

Hi Romain,

Hi Yana,

I agree, it could be very frustrating. We had quite a lot of complaints from Snow Leopard users about this recently, so we have actually already opened an issue (issuer #809: https://sip-communicator.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=809). There's also an ongoing work, which aims to add a Show/Hide menu item in the systray menu (revision: 6955).

As a side note, I've been quite annoyed myself when I first experienced the issue, as I'm also a Snow Leopard user, but I found actually that the application is shown/hidden by just clicking with the right mouse button on the systray icon.

By the way, when you right-click on the icon to make the gui appear/disappear, there can be some inconsistency with the Hide/Show menu (i.e. the GUI is displayed but the menu says "Show" and conversely).

I confirm. I'll have a look on this issue!

Cheers,
Yana

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On Apr 13, 2010, at 4:33 PM, Romain KUNTZ wrote:

On 2010/04/06, at 16:00, Yana Stamcheva wrote:

Cheers,
romain
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