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Re: How about developing a spec for all DE's and implement a common low-level API...


I see what you mean Scott, but by consistency I simply meant same messages
in the fashion that DE's user is used to seeing them in.  Whether KDE or
Gnome, the messages that are passed should be the same context, displayed
according to that DE's notifications standard.  Thanks for clarification on
the indicator, I want to be involved in this from design perspective and do
not understand all the workings of systray or knotify (not yet that is).

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 8:05 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> > So basically all messages *would *be unified based on the fact that it is
> > using whatever means the DE already has in place?  I like the idea of
> > passing off the display to the system. However, it still leaves the
> > question
> > of which means on KDE to utilize though, correct?  SysTray or Plasmoid?
> This is an issue for the messaging indicator, not for notifications.  For
> MI, I think it'd look grossly out of place if it wasn't in the systray
> (but I should probably stop repeating myself).
> > If a Plasmoid notification is designed, it will be Karmic's baby...Do you
> > really see these additions making it upstream?  I see it more of an
> add-on
> > for Kubuntu, since KDE is pushing their notifications system...which is
> > okay, but I don't know if that's a team goal to get this upstream, or if
> > it's more important for consistency across *buntu(s)...
> I don't see it as KDE pushing their notifications system.  Their
> notifications system is an integral part of KDE.  They don't 'push' it any
> more than they push any other aspect of KDE.
> Users only use on DE at a time.  Some (like me) only use one DE period.  I
> think the most important thing is consistency within that DE experience.
> To take the notion of consistency across the *buntu's to an extreme, we
> could greatly increase consistency by replacing XFCE and KDE with Gnome.
> I don't think consistency across the various DEs used by the various
> *buntus should be a goal at all.
> Scott K
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