Ayatana-like notifications for Plasma

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at canonical.com
Fri Sep 4 16:10:22 BST 2009

Roderick B. Greening wrote:
>>> Plugging in vs Running in is different. I believe the plugin is like the
>>> attached Kde indicator we have today. Whereas Running in isn't available
>>> until 4.4.
>> I don't understand what you mean. The indicator is a plasmoid on its
>> own, it runs in the panel.
> Are we talking notify or MI now? Are they not two different things? Maybe Im 
> confused. I though we were talking about notifications somewhere along the way.
> Hahah... so confused :)

I just realized what you called the "KDE indicator" is the (i) icon, not 
the Indicator Display plasmoid. Sorry about that.

> Yes, if it's the MI, and an applet, it can not exist in the tray until 4.4 I 
> believe. 
> If you are talking about adding notification functionality, it can attach like 
> the existing [(i)] in the systray. Not sure if this can be accomplished via 
> plasmoid applet or whether it has to be hard coded/patched in. Sebastian would 
> know more on this as he suggested it. This is a 4.3 thing. :)

The (i) is part of the systray code. Adding another item in means either 
patching the systray, or running an external program which creates a 
systray icon (like Kopete of KMix do). I don't think we want to go this way.

I would to remind everyone that at UDS my initial proposal was to create 
a KDE version of notify-osd. This is the code I demonstrated.
It did not depend on glib and kdelibs and would have been packaged 
separately so that no Plasma patching was necessary. This proposal was 
rejected and it was suggested to implement notifications in Plasma itself.


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