Message Indicator: Opt-in or Opt-out

Roderick B. Greening roderick.greening at
Wed Sep 30 15:27:03 BST 2009


You are correct. We agreed to default our patched KDE apps to off and add the 
applet to the panel. 

The applet appears grayed out if no apps requiring it are running. If the user 
then installs an app requiring it, it is then active for that app by default 
and not broken.

Users may opt-in KDE apps by turning on certain configuration options (one per 
app). We will need to document this whole trial, as a side note..

Roderick B. Greening, B.Sc.
Paradise, NL Canada
E-mail/MSN: roderick.greening at 

> It was my understanding from the last Kubuntu meeting that the decision was
> the we would provide the message indicator widget on the panel by default
> because there are non-KDE apps in the repository that have been patched to
> unconditionally expect and indicator to be present, but that we would not
> enable indicator support in Kubuntu desktop apps and let users opt-in.
> I am checking this because at least Kmail defaults to on (even for
>  upgrades). See
> Before I 'fix' this, I wanted to check and make sure my understanding of
>  the decision was correct.
> Scott K
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