About message indicator and launchers

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Wed Sep 9 19:50:20 BST 2009

On Wed, 9 Sep 2009 11:39:57 -0700 "Tom M. Shaw" <firephoto at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Wednesday 09 September 2009 10:38:16 am Celeste Lyn Paul wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Tom M. Shaw <firephoto at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Wednesday 09 September 2009 02:38:11 am Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> There has been quite some discussion on the Ayatana mailing list about
>> >> whether including application launchers in the message indicator applet
>> >> was a good idea.
>> >>
>> >> I just discussed this with my manager, who told me that whether the
>> >> message indicator plasmoid should include launchers is something the
>> >> Kubuntu community should decide.
>> >>
>> >> Aurelien
>> >
>> > I'm not even sure where to begin and I don't want to seem all negative
>> > but I'm really not understanding the point of this new and separate
>> > notification system. If something is wrong with what KDE has now why not
>> > change or fix it?
>> This has nothing to do with KDE. This is a Canonical product/project
>> and they would like to get into the Ubuntu distributions.
>Then why bypass the existing KDE interfaces on the KDE desktop?
>The specs for the visual part were obviously designed for GNOME and gave no 
>consideration to how the existing KDE system was displayed and now the KDE 
>version has to look exactly like what GNOME needed while dismissing what KDE 
>has developed.
>What happend to Kubuntu being a KDE distribution?
This is all supposed to be optional for people that want it.  Some of the Ayatana work has already landed upstream in KDE and so we have it by default.  The things that aren't upstream yet are supposed to be off.  There're  some things on for testing now that won't stay for the final release.

Scott K

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