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YAM sending system beep when receiving mails?
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hi.

some weeks ago (i think right after installing update 3 of os4.1) i had the impression that my screen sometimes flashes while browsing. just like the system->beep flashes it. so i changed the sound of my system->beep setting in the sound prefs to check it. and really - i got frequent beeps. puzzling around a bit i now found the culprit: yam...

i have yam (current nightly build) running in the background. it is iconified in amidock. every five minutes it is checking and downloading my mails (pop3). and at exactly that time i always get a system beep! if there are new mails available the new-mails-received sound is popping up right afterwards. is this intentional? or smth special with my settings? maybe yam want to tell me smth about an error?

i *think* that the beep does not happep if yam is not icinified. but need to check. any idea?

thanks and regards michael

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  • Message #337

    Ok, it is not YAM doing the bad stuff, but the latest MUI 3.9 release from OS4.1 update #3. The application's iconified state is return wrong. Hence YAM always assumes that the application is not iconfied and hence correctly complains about a failed attempt to open the window. The next MUI update will fix this.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Message #336

    the log contains lines like:

    YAM_UT.c:3894:cannot open window with title 'Laufende Übertragungen'
    

    And exactly this one is the culprit. It is the transfer window which gets opened whenever YAM is transferring mails in any direction. Unfortunately I have no idea why YAM thinks that opening the window failed. There is even special code to handle the iconified state which treats all window open attempts as successful while being iconified.

    I just added some more debug output to the relevant code section. Please try again with the next nightly build and provide a GUI debug log this time.

  • Message #335

    Right now I have no idea what might be causing the DisplayBeep() call when YAM is iconified. Personally I never heard a beep while YAM is iconified and does some mail polling.

    However, I just added some debug output to YAM 2.7-dev to output an error message for one certain DisplayBeep() call. Perhaps this will shed some light on this issue. Please try the upcoming nightly build of YAM 2.7-dev. Of course you will have to use the debug build and capture the debug output as described here. No special flags are needed, the error message will be printed in any case.

    hi thore. thanks for the debug version. here is the output. i started yam and iconified it. the mail fetching was configured to fetch mails every minute. so after one minute i saw and heared the beep...

    the log contains lines like:

    YAM_UT.c:3894:cannot open window with title 'Laufende Übertragungen'
    

    regards... michael

  • Message #334

    Right now I have no idea what might be causing the DisplayBeep() call when YAM is iconified. Personally I never heard a beep while YAM is iconified and does some mail polling.

    However, I just added some debug output to YAM 2.7-dev to output an error message for one certain DisplayBeep() call. Perhaps this will shed some light on this issue. Please try the upcoming nightly build of YAM 2.7-dev. Of course you will have to use the debug build and capture the debug output as described here. No special flags are needed, the error message will be printed in any case.

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