As I mentioned already on IRC, although I don't like the idea of having events without a subject (because it's conceptual: "something is happening, but we don't know what") I think this is the easiest solution for the usecase of a GIO dataprovider which sits in the middle of the application which launches another app and the new app itself. And I also think that this solution is kind of abusing the actor field, I mean it's not the app which is about to be launched which is doing something when the event is triggered.
But the most important concern was raised by mhr3 on IRC: the fact that events can have no subjects will most likely break some clients, because until now the client can assume that each event has at least one subject. I would *really* like to take some time to discuss a more suitable solution, but I understand that we might need to make some compromises if we want to have such AppInfo.launch() dataprovider soonish Markus -- Refuses to log events without subjects https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/620109 You received this bug notification because you are a member of Zeitgeist Framework Team, which is subscribed to Zeitgeist Framework. Status in Zeitgeist Framework: New Bug description: Zeitgeist says: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/zeitgeist/_zeitgeist/engine/main.py", line 497, in _insert_event_without_error return self._insert_event(event, sender) File "/usr/share/zeitgeist/_zeitgeist/engine/main.py", line 508, in _insert_event raise ValueError("Illegal event format: No subject") ValueError: Illegal event format: No subject If I send it an event without a subject. The reason why I am doing that is because I am trying to log whenever an app is launched. Like for instance when I launch the Gnome calculator. This way I can have "most popular apps" listings and what not :-) So my request: Can we lax the requirement for events to have a subject? _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp