[PATCH] Detecting notification popup server capabilities

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Wed Sep 2 18:33:35 BST 2009

On September 2, 2009, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> >> As Olivier said,
> >> developers should not assume that actions are always displayed, since
> >> most knotify notification plugins do not support them.
> >
> > "most" as in "numerically greatest". our primary target environment does
> > support them, however.
> I am not sure what you are talking about. I was referring to the
> execute, ktts, logfile, sound, and taskbar plugins.

ah, the various outputs. well ... yes. those outputs are not meant to be used 
for user interaction (obviously :), but that does not mean user interaction is 
not useful just because they exist.

> > and the only cases i can think of that really *require* such actions be
> > visible only run in the KDE Workspace (e.g. KDE's power management
> > infrastructure).
> >
> >> Do you think this patch could be upstreamed?
> >
> > imho, no.
> Too bad, we will have to keep it Kubuntu specific then. We really need
> this to avoid a bad user experience when running KDE applications on
> GNOME + notify-osd.

what is breaking, exactly? doesn't notify-osd just ignore the actions?

Aaron J. Seigo
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