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Re: Getting rolling for 9.10


On Saturday 18 April 2009 13:14, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> Hi folks
> This is the right spot for proposals and discussions for the next round
> of evolution of the notification guidelines behind Notify-OSD and the
> Messaging Menu. The best format for proposals is probably mockups and
> specs on the Ubuntu wiki, combined with mention of existing / new bugs.
> Looking forward to it!

I've been considering how to bring up integration of notifications from 
applications using notify-osd into Kubuntu.  Clearly notify-osd should 
present a KDE front end when applications send it notifications for a Kubuntu 
session and given notify-osd's design, they would be incomplete without the 
companion Messaging Menu.

I've been reading about the new systray design that's landed in KDE 4.3 and 
think it looks very promsing.  Reading this:


caused me to think of the messaging menu.  KDE upstream is actively looking 
for 3rd party developers to experiment with the new protocol.  I don't 
imagine developers of a new application like Messaging Menu would be 
interested in integrating via the old (and not so great in many respects) 

So to get things started, I'd like to suggest Messaging Menu integrated into 
the systray via the new protocol as an Ayatana objective for Karmic.  To 
assist in this effort, another community developer (I'll thank him by name 
after it works) is working on getting KDE trunk (the to be 4.3) running on 
Jaunty via Project Neon.  That should provide a reasonably stable basis for 
Ayatana developers to work with.

Scott K

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