Message notifier: Why a panel applet?

Dylan McCall dylanmccall at
Sat Mar 7 03:11:32 UTC 2009

Hi. Hopefully a really simple thing here.

Just out of curiosity, why is the new message notifier a distinct
panel applet and not just a daemon that presents itself in the
notification area when appropriate? Is there a specific reason for
this design, or should I start loudly promoting the idea that the new
message notifier should go where all other notifications go for the
sake of desktop-neutrality and usability?

Dylan McCall

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