colibri notifications

Tres Finocchiaro fatbuttlarry at
Tue Nov 2 02:51:45 GMT 2010

For what its worth, the only time I would use the buttons is for Pidgin
when receiving a new message, and they don't seem to work for me (if this
have since been fixed, sorry!)

As far as the file copy progress, it doesn't really make sense when I watch
it 0/1 and spin animation.  Seems a step backwards from a good old progress
bar/percentage.  I'd rather see a lot of the notifications go back to basics
(dialogs, baloons, etc), or go without interaction until the interaction
works.  Glossy widgets as a notification area feel bloated to the eye,
especially when comparing them to Ubuntu notifications (which is similar in
a lot of ways to Outlook email notifications)

I know my argument is based on Pidgin -- a GTK application -- but I don't
think a write-up is needed for why Pidgin is much better to use than Kopete
(or is a write-up due?)

My 2 cents.  Constructive and appreciative. :)


On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 5:57 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at>wrote:

> On Monday, November 01, 2010 03:46:29 pm Markus Slopianka wrote:
> > Kubuntu does not use Colibri but Atayana (or whatever it's called)
> > notifications.
> This is wrong.  We provided an Ayatana option in Karmic, but not since.
> Collabri is a similar implementation to the Ayatana design, but a separate
> package rather than integrated into the workspace.
> The only default notification system Kubuntu has ever shipped is the one
> built
> by KDE.
> Scott K
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