[PATCH] Support for title in notifications

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at canonical.com
Fri Apr 10 16:03:02 BST 2009

Olivier Goffart wrote:
> Le Fredag 10 april 2009, Aurélien Gâteau a écrit :
>> Olivier Goffart wrote:

> I think you might have convinced me.
> But this is a behaviour change, and each application has to be updated.

The title defaults to the application name, so existing applications
should not be impacted.

> I would even change the api and rename the 'text' as a 'body'

This would be binary incompatible, am I wrong?

> Oh, and where do you put the name of the application then?

It should go in the title. But this should be decided by each
application. We can imagine three formats:

1. *App Name*
2. *Title - App Name*
3. *Title*

System-like applications like battery, network or update monitors do not
need to show an application name, and should go for #3 IMO.

"Real" applications may want to go for either, but I believe in most of
the cases the application name is not needed: for example in the case of
Kopete, the user is more interested by the contact name and what the
contact says than by the application name.


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