Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Wed Apr 22 21:35:44 BST 2009

On Tuesday 21 April 2009, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Monday 20 April 2009, Olivier Goffart wrote:
> > Le Mandag 20 april 2009, Aaron J. Seigo a écrit :
> > > questions, comments are desired.
> >
> > I am questioning the name "KNotificationAreaItem".   I think it is
> > confusing regarding KNotification.
> we wracked our brain over this for quite some time... we picked this
> because:
> * it doesn't say "system tray" (see below for more on this)
> * "notification area" is actually a fairly common name for this
> thing, e.g. it's the term Microsoft uses (ok, that's a weak reason ;)

This argument contradicts your argument against "SystemTrayItem":

> yes, since these items may not appear in a "system tray" at all.

If you want to emphasize that it is not supposed to be shown in a 
special place (be this place called "system tray" or "notification 
area" or "thingy space") then you should not include a term indicating 
a certain location in the name, i.e. I suggest dropping "Area" from the 

Of course, KNotificationItem is even more similar to 
KNotify/KNotification, but I think we can live with this.

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