Would you want and use a Growl-like interface in KDE?

kitts kitts.mailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 05:07:12 BST 2007

On Tuesday 04 Sep 2007 5:52:52 am Richard Hartmann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am writing to find out if I should file a wishlist bug on b.k.o
> Some of you might have heard of Growl [1], a generic
> system for presenting information on Mac OS X. While it is
> easy to use
> kdialog --passivepopup "foo bar" 4
> to create popups in KDE, they are ugly and you can not
> select where to place them on your screen. I was wondering
> if there are any plans for a generic notification framework in
> KDE4. If not, there is potential for a nice and extendable tool.
> As Amarok already has a very nice notification mechanism,
> it would perhaps be possible to steal and adapt this for KDE
> 3.5.8 (now that KDE4 comes two months later) or it could be
> integrated with KDE4.
> With a dbus interface, Perl, Python, whatnot modules and
> hooks from other programs (think activity on Tab 3 in
> Konsole, you have new mail, etc) I see many uses for such
> a notification system.
> Do you guys think this idea has merrit, too? Did I miss an
> already existing solution to this problem? Do you think
> Krowl is a good name?

We have knotify, but of course, it needs to be improved. I do recollect 
reading (about a year ago) of these improvements as being planned. Don't know 
what is the status as of now.
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