[PATCH 4/5] winemac: Implement rudimentary support for system tray icons as Mac status items.

Ken Thomases ken at codeweavers.com
Fri Mar 22 01:08:48 CDT 2013


On Mar 21, 2013, at 3:41 PM, C.W. Betts wrote:

> On Mar 18, 2013, at 3:22 PM, Ken Thomases <ken at codeweavers.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Mar 18, 2013, at 4:04 PM, Charles Davis wrote:
>> 
>>> At this point, though, I'm wondering if it wouldn't just be easier to have Explorer draw the balloons itself à la Windows XP.
>> 
>> Probably.  I also considered using an NSPopover anchored to the status item.  Again, that's 10.7+ functionality.
> 
> We could implement it and do compile- and runtime checks to make sure that the functions aren't called in unsupported OS X versions. However, this would probably add fragmentation, and I doubt Alexandre would be happy with this.

I think he'd be OK with some variant of this.  He might not want two implementations, one using NSPopover on 10.7+ and another for 10.6.  I don't know how he'd feel about notification balloons only being implemented on 10.7+.

Although I'm not sure how important notification balloons are in the grand scheme of things, anyway.  I guess users will let us know if they miss them (unless somebody is inspired to take on that particular corner of unimplemented functionality beforehand).

Cheers,
Ken




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