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Re: Getting rolling for 9.10


The same underlying layer of notification, passed then processed by a Plasma
widget within Kubuntu environment.  Aspects of plasmoid are still completely
definable, similar to design specs for notify-osd, correct?

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Celeste Lyn Paul <celeste@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thursday 23 April 2009 05:42:02 pm Ted Gould wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 17:48 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > I think that this isn't a good idea for the messaging indicator.  The
> > principle reason for that is that the spec only deals with the icon not
> > the menu part of the indicator.  If we took the current indicator,
> > ported it to this spec, and then displayed it in KPanel -- the menu
> > would still be a GTK+ menu.  Which is going to look... okay, but not
> > really that great.
> >
> > I think that we need to strive for a better experience than that on the
> > *buntu desktops[1].  I think that the panels on both should be very
> > tightly integrated and consistent, and I don't think we can achieve that
> > using either of the notification area specs.
> I don't think Scott was suggesting we use a GTK+ menu on the KDE desktop.
> Why
> can't a separate Plasma widget menu be written that does whatever it is you
> want it to do to? You can still have a common service to handle information
> processing for both desktops; the plasmoid simply displays the information
> passed to it.
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