Removal of notification area

Joao Pinto joao.pinto at getdeb.net
Fri Apr 23 10:33:38 BST 2010


On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 7:55 AM, Chandru <chandru.in at gmail.com> wrote:

> If notification area is going to be removed as mentioned in this post,
> http://design.canonical.com/2010/04/notification-area/, how will
> applications which do not target Ubuntu alone and are not maintained by
> Ubuntu developers work?
>
> For example, Skype currently places its icon on the notification area.
>  There are also a couple of open-source applications (Exaile for example)
> which use the notification area.  Given the fact that these are written for
> Linux in general and don't target just Ubuntu, why would they adopt the
> Ubuntu way of placing icons, when it won't work on any other distribution?
>
>
Because they want the application to be properly integrated with the OS ?
Developers don't need to replace the existing notification area code, they
just need to add support for the integration menus so that will work where
such facility is available.

I am not sure there will be enough interest/manpower to extender all the
current Ubuntu packages to this, most likely the notification are will be an
optional component if you need applications which us it.

Best regards,

-- 
João Luís Marques Pinto
GetDeb Team Leader
http://www.getdeb.net
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