[PATCH] Detecting notification popup server capabilities

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at canonical.com
Thu Sep 3 15:17:30 BST 2009

John Tapsell wrote:

>> Unfortunately not: from what I understand (I was not there yet when it was
>> designed) some applications really relied on the notification actions (this
>> is probably more important on the GNOME side, because the only notification
>> output available was notification bubbles, so actions were always there).
>> Lots of applications have been patched to detect support for actions and
>> behave otherwise if it is not there, but to avoid regressions in
>> applications Ubuntu developers would not be able to patch, it was decided
>> that while notify-osd would announce it does not support actions, if a
>> notification with action is sent to it, it displays an (ugly) dialog instead
>> of a bubble. It also does the same if the notification is permanent.
> Okay, so shouldn't notify-osd be fixed?

How would you fix that?


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