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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.

Unbelievable!

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More details, thanks to Simon McVittie:

github.com/flatpak/flatpak/iss

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…

CC @danrabbit @cassidyjames

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