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On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 9:15 PM, Matthew Brush <mbrush at> wrote:

> On 12/18/2011 09:58 AM, Benjamin Pabst wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have tested all the major linux desktops in the past weeks (KDE,
>> Gnome, XFCE), and noticed that there is a problem when using
>> applications that are not developed for the currently used desktop.
>> When I e. g. use "Kopete" with XFCE the notifications don't get
>> displayed in the XFCE way, instead it only pops up a small messagebox
>> with the notification box.
>> So I want to ask if there is any interested in implementing a global
>> notification server that handles application notifications in a common
>> way (independent of the used desktop). This would still enable the
>> desktop to show notifications in its natural way, but would rather
>> eliminate the inconsistent display of application notifications that are
>> not developed for the current desktop.
>> Implementation could be thought of a client / server model which
>> handles applications and desktops as clients, where applications "post"
>> notifications and desktops "pull" (better is to use an event) the
>> availible notifications and display them in their natural way.
> Isn't there already something for this used by Unity and KDE (and maybe
> it's already a freedesktop standard)?
> IIRC it's called "appinidicator" or something like this.
It sounds exactly like libnotify, and Kopete probably just isn't using that

> Cheers,
> Matthew Brush
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