[PATCH] Detecting notification popup server capabilities

John Tapsell johnflux at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 15:28:45 BST 2009

2009/9/3 John Tapsell <johnflux at gmail.com>:
> 2009/9/3 Aurélien Gâteau <aurelien.gateau at canonical.com>:
>> 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?
> By showing the actions?  Why wouldn't that work?

Okay after reading more about this, and especially since Windows and
Growl don't support actions, I agree with your original assertion that
instead KDE apps should detect whether actions are supported or not,
and provide appropriate messages.

So I take back that notify-osd should be fixed.


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