[maemo-developers] top_application?

From: Mika Yrjölä exploderi at gmail.com
Date: Wed Jul 11 13:53:04 EEST 2007
On 7/11/07, Murray Cumming <murrayc at murrayc.com> wrote:
> Some applications seem to handle the "top_application" D-Bus method. I
> guess that this is maybe sent to the application when it's launched from
> the menu. And I guess that this maybe allows applications to be
> activated by D-Bus without showing their UI, so there UI can then be
> shown later when it's launched from the menu.
> But I can't find any real documentation for this D-Bus method. I'd
> rather not guess.


the top_application support resides in libosso (to be more specific,
see libosso API documentation or libosso.h and
osso-application-top.[c|h] from the sources) . It's supposed to be
there for the purposes of bringing the target application to
foreground and to allow the apps to notice/do something  useful when
that happens with the corresponding callbacks, but as it's deprecated,
I think using it in new applications might now not be worth it.

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