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Display notification window - not working

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Anonymous User
Display notification window - not working
December 18, 2013 11:34AM
Hello

I just installed the BETA RELEASE PeerBlock 1.1+(r677) on my Windows XP SP3 (32 Bit) and activated the CheckBoxes under:

Settings 2 / Miscellaneous / Notify On All Blocks

Settings 2 / Miscellaneous / Display notification window

Settings 2 / Miscellaneous / Blink tray icon

See attached file.
But when an IP is blocked, only the tray icon is blinking, but there is no notification window at all.
Is there something I need to install or to set or is this just a bug?

Kind, frank
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Anonymous User
Re: Display notification window - not working
December 28, 2013 12:27PM
Hello!?

Is there any support here?
Dead forum?

frank
Re: Display notification window - not working
December 28, 2013 03:20PM
I'd never used that feature myself, so I couldn't really say whether or not it works without experimenting. That took some time, because I - as most of us here, I believe - had some Christmas stuff to do. We're doing this out of the good of our hearts, you know.

In any case, I've now tried it. I couldn't get the notification window to work either and, though I've used PeerBlock for many years now, I'd forgotten it even exists. I think this is the first time I've ever heard someone actually trying to use it. I'd guess it's an incomplete function or at the very least a bug. Thanks for notifying us of that, hopefully the lead developer has some time to fix it soon.
Anonymous User
Re: Display notification window - not working
December 28, 2013 03:29PM
Thanks for reviewing it!
And sorry to bother you in this busy time.

Happy new year!

frank
fxm
Re: Display notification window - not working
December 28, 2013 10:09PM
Keefa Wrote:
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> couldn't get the get the notification window to work

I scanned the source at code.google and easily found the definition of the checkbox that governs it, but I couldn't find anywhere that the value of the checkbox is tested or a window is displayed.

> forgotten it even exists.

I think it is new with this release - or it would be if it worked.
Anonymous User
Re: Display notification window - not working
December 29, 2013 04:38AM
fxm Wrote:
> I think it is new with this release - or it would
> be if it worked.
That is what I think, too. I hope this is finished workingly in the next update smiling smiley
Thanks for looking into the code.

It is amazing, that this half-done-code could pass any testing.
If there is testing in this beta version.

frank



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/2013 11:50AM by franc.
Re: Display notification window - not working
December 31, 2013 07:36AM
fxm Wrote:
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> I think it is new with this release - or it
> would be if it worked.

Yet I can't find it in any changelog - internal or external. Doesn't sound like a feature the devs have been working on recently.

> franc Wrote:
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> It is amazing, that this half-done-code could pass
> any testing.
> If there is testing in this beta version.

As a founding member of the internal test team I can assure you there is, indeed, testing done on the builds before even a beta is published. This feature has not been tested since the devs did not ask us to do so. I, for one, have never used the notifications anyway, so I didn't take a look to see if they've been changed. Then again, there's little to test if the feature doesn't do anything at this point. If you insist on blaming someone, I'd blame the dev who left the option in the GUI when it doesn't do anything.
Re: Display notification window - not working
January 03, 2014 02:43AM
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Ha!!  Looks like that option was in the original PG2 code-base from which we forked ~5 years ago . . . but there wasn't any code there to do anything with it either.  Amazingly, I'm not aware of anybody having mentioned it until now.  Over 4,000,000 downloads and nobody's said a word!

Soooo, this sounds like an opportunity . . . what would you like this option to do?  smiling smiley

Thanks for mentioning this,

        ---  Mark  ---




Lead developer of PeerBlock
fxm
Re: Display notification window - not working
January 03, 2014 05:33AM
MarkSide Wrote:
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> Looks like that option was in the original
> PG2 code-base from which we forked ~5 years ago .
> . . but there wasn't any code there to do anything
> with it either.  Amazingly, I'm not aware of
> anybody having mentioned it until now. 

That's because the checkbox didn't appear in the GUI until now.
Re: Display notification window - not working
January 03, 2014 11:07AM
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Ah, look at that - must have been an unintended consequence of one of the code-cleanup changes that went in.  I'll make sure that gets removed from the UI again for now.  Bummer, I actually found it pretty funny to think that a non-working option was there yet hadn't been commented on for so long...  smiling smiley

        ---  Mark  ---




Lead developer of PeerBlock
fxm
Re: Display notification window - not working
January 03, 2014 11:55AM
MarkSide Wrote:
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> found it pretty funny to think that a non-working
> option was there yet hadn't been commented on for
> so long...  smiling smiley

Hadn't been commented on because it had been commented out grinning smiley
Anonymous User
Re: Display notification window - not working
January 07, 2014 11:58AM
MarkSide Wrote:
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> ...
> Soooo, this sounds like an opportunity . . . what
> would you like this option to do?  smiling smiley
>

It would be a very useful option, like it says, display a notification window.
A ToolTip would be great, something which is better visible than just the blinking tray icon.

I just installed the new beta r691 and the CheckBox has gone.
So no hope for this feature to come?
Would be great.

But already without this, I consider PeerBlock as a great program, I like it very much and appreciate that it is OpenSource!
Thank you for it.

frank
Re: Display notification window - not working
January 07, 2014 12:23PM
The feature might be coming at some point in the future, but the checkbox has been removed for now because at the moment it does nothing. If/when it will be implemented, the checkbox will be added back.
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