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Re: How should we unify notification handling? (was Re: Thoughts on notify-osd API)


I think we need to ensure that if the DE is KDE, then all apps communicate 
with the KDE notifications. and similarly under a Gnome DE, that all apps 
communicate using the Gnome notifications.

If this means we need to extend Plasma, and propose patches back to KDE for 
Plasma, then I am all for it, as long as we 1) engage the core KDE upstream 
teams and 2) get buyin from said teams on any proposed solution.

I assume this this is what you are driving at in solution #2. Solution #1 does 
not fit the bill here.
Roderick B. Greening, B.Sc.
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On April 24, 2009 10:34:06 am Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> Scott Kitterman wrote:
> >> David Barth wrote:
> >>> fade_in/out and show/hide should be reconsidered. The Plasma API should
> >>> help make that more generic.
> >>
> >> Depending on how we want to unify notification handling, we may or may
> >> not need to use the Plasma API:
> >
> > I thought the goal was about the user experience?  I'd like to see
> > notify-osd present itself in a KDE environment in a way that fits in and
> > is harmonious with that environment.  I don't think it necessarily
> > follows from that that the under the hood bits need to be unified to
> > provide the user with a unified experience.
> With unified I mean: have GNOME and KDE applications use the same
> notification system.
> Solution 1 uses notify-osd on both desktops.
> Solution 2 makes GNOME notifications use Plasma notification system.
> Both solutions ensure a user will get consistent notifications, whether
> they use GNOME or KDE applications on their desktop.
> Aurélien
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