Messaging Indicator

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Mon Mar 9 14:06:59 GMT 2009

On Mon, 09 Mar 2009 15:23:17 +0200 Ted Gould <ted at> wrote:
>On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 21:25 -0400, Cory K. wrote:
>> Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> > On Sat, 07 Mar 2009 14:57:13 +0000 Ted Gould <ted at> wrote:
>> >> That makes sense to me, but I'm not as sure about how all that works.
>> >> Perhaps we could discuss this with everyone at the next Ubuntu Desktop
>> >> meeting?  I think that'd probably be a good place to work out the
>> >> dependencies correctly.
>> >
>> > I'm not generally at those meetings, so I can't say if the right 
>> > would be there or not.  My thought is that if it's decided that 
>> > notifications should be part of the 'standard' pidgin experience then 
>> > package should recommend the standard library for providing it.
>> As someone that manages a derivative (Ubuntu Studio) this is one change
>> (though we are currently testing notify-osd) we don't want forced on us
>> as a recommend. We already have mixed feedback from our users.
>I'm confused now :)
>All I'd really like is for the default experience that people get is
>that they get Pidgin configured to work well with notify-osd.  How it
>gets packaged to do that is not my expertise.
>Can someone suggest the best way to do that in a way that works well for
>derivates?  I'm quite sure I don't understand all the packaging issues

I think the approach pitti suggested in the bug with .desktop files to get 
the correct (for that flavor) notification library is good.  I also think 
your data call here is good, so we just need to see which flavor falls into 
which group and let pitti do his magic (I'm pretty sure anyway).

Scott K

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