[PATCH] Detecting notification popup server capabilities

Olivier Goffart ogoffart at kde.org
Tue Sep 1 08:01:28 BST 2009

Le Monday 31 August 2009, Aurélien Gâteau a écrit :
> Olivier Goffart wrote:
> > Because the user may configure each notification not to show any popup,
> > or to do something else,  the programmer may never rely on the popup
> > being show or having all the action.
> >
> > So what is the use case for this?
> >
> > If the developper of an application whish to show a popup that will
> > always be seen, and expect always an action in return, KNotification is
> > not the right thing to use, and it is better to use the visual
> > notification dirrectly to do it. (But there is no such API)
> Very true. What could be done is to add a member method like this:
> bool KNotification::supportActions() const
> This method would check whether the knotify plugins associated with this
> notification support actions. knotify would then do something like this:
> for plugin in pluginSelectedForThisNotification:
>      if plugin.supportActions():
>          return True
> return False
> In the current implementation, all plugins would return False in
> supportActions(), except NotifyByPopup which would return True if the
> current popup server supports actions.
> Would it make sense to implement this?

Which application would need this and what for?

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