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Documenting what I’ve tried here in my quest to silence GTK warnings:
(I can’t believe I’m having to do this. It’s seriously making me reconsider whether I want to release this app.)
Oh my fucking god it looks like you can’t turn off GTK warnings? Seriously? You’re fucking kidding me, right?
More details, thanks to Simon McVittie:
It looks like this might be an issue on elementary OS’s end.
In the meanwhile, I’m still looking for a way for apps to disable the warning themselves…
flatpak Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=flatpak+Failed+to+load+module+%22canberra-gtk-module%22+&ia=web 👀
Also a lot of times you're the programmer and you actually want to silence the warning because you're aware of the issue and it's not a problem, but the developer of the library thinks it is IMPOSSIBLE that anyone could ever have that warning and not require immediate attention of the end user (who I guess is supposed to harass the developer to do something?)
Basically, every app on at least one operating system that wants you to use it instead of macOS starts by displaying a warning when launched from terminal and folks are just OK with that?
My issue isn’t with the bug itself. Bugs happen. I’m the proud daddy of many of the little critters myself.
My issue is with all of the “ignore it” messages I’m seeing as I try to find a solution to it so my app doesn’t launch with a “fuck you” to the person using it.
Proposal to make it illegal for free and open project developers to use the phrase “this warning message is harmless and can be ignored.”
Have a bit more pride in your work, people. Either a warning message is not harmless or your library should not be throwing it.
I’m looking at you, Flatpak.
EVERY Flatpak app currently starts with the warning “Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"”
And it’s been that way for over a year.
@aral did you spot me getting pushed around by a big policeman while holding a camera in his face (6.20) the next day a policeman I was having a friendly chat with one min was stamping on my foot when a police riot kicked off on the back gate. Was limping for 3 months... happy times ;)
Yep trauma is a issue, why I use basic ways of looking at these things. Then it's up to the people to build up from this simplicity DIY, a grassroots aproch.
Practical approaches https://visionon.tv/w/nw2pRyvj1vfjx1u4ETNEsw a film i made for the legal support crew of a big campaign. The repression was ongoing and strong. The healing was the mass walking through the police stop and search - this likely mediated a lot of growing trauma...
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