[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#875273: xfce4-mailwatch-plugin: delay first check after loading to allow wireless association

Sebastian svenska-bugs at arcor.de
Sun Sep 10 07:29:29 UTC 2017

Package: xfce4-mailwatch-plugin
Version: 1.2.0-2+b2
Severity: wishlist
Tags: upstream


on computers which use wireless exclusively to connect to the internet
and use NetworkManager to handle wireless connections (i.e. modern
laptops in default configuration), the network connection is not ready
directly after login. In my setup, association takes about half a

However, the xfce4-mailwatch-plugin tries to check all accounts
directly after loading, resulting in immediate network errors since
the connection isn't ready yet.

Thereafter, the plugin shows:
- that an error occured, until the user manually clears the log
- "no new mail" until the configured checking interval has expired

Both effects are annoying. If the first check would have been delayed
by a few seconds, this would not happen, and the plugin would work
well even from a cold boot.

So, I suggest that the mailwatch-plugin delays the first check after
loading by a few seconds to make it work better in a very common

Thanks for your consideration,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.11.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE:de (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages xfce4-mailwatch-plugin depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0          2.24.0-1
ii  libc6                2.24-12
ii  libcairo2            1.14.10-1
ii  libexo-1-0           0.10.7-1
ii  libfontconfig1       2.12.3-0.2
ii  libfreetype6         2.8-0.2
ii  libgcrypt20          1.7.8-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0   2.36.5-2
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.53.4-3
ii  libgnutls30          3.5.14-2
ii  libgtk2.0-0          2.24.31-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.40.6-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.40.6-1
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0    1.40.6-1
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0       4.12.1-2
ii  libxfce4util7        4.12.1-3
ii  xfce4-panel          4.12.1-2

xfce4-mailwatch-plugin recommends no packages.

xfce4-mailwatch-plugin suggests no packages.

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