[ubuntu-uk] Attractive Features for Ubuntu

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Dec 26 23:24:30 UTC 2011

Hi Andy

On 26 December 2011 14:26, Andy Whitcroft <apw at canonical.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 06:50:03PM +0000, Tony Pursell wrote:
> > I do actually get a flashing icon in the panel on my Desktop PC when I
> have
> > messages.  It is the empathy icon (a sort of green square voice bubble)
> > that alternates with a sort of alert symbol.  To me it is a bit
> irritating
> > as I always get it when I start Empathy because I get messages from the
> > freenode NikServ to tell me that I am identified for my TonyP nickname.
>  I
> > have to click the icon, which brings up the chat window, to stop it
> > flashing.  Less irritating is when my brother messages me.
> >
> > Strangely, I don't get any of this on my EEEPC Netbook, but the mail icon
> > does turn blue.  Wish I knew why.  They both run 11.10 with same Empathy
> > version.
> Normally "meassaging" intergration and other notification support is
> provided by extensions/plugins which need to be installed and enabled to
> take effect.  I will guess that one of these was an upgrade from an older
> release and kept the older notification enabled, whereas the newer install
> got the defaults at the time.  One of those features of our upgrade path
> I personally find confusing for sure, I would like to see a popup to
> tell you you might want the new stuff or something on upgrade.
> I would seem to be quite the opposite.  The Desktop PC last had a
re-install for 10.04 and has had version upgrades since then to 11.10 and
that is the one that shows the new feature from the 11.10 upgrade.  The
EEEPC had 11.04 installed and was upgraded to 11.10.  There are other
detail difference between the two.

I'm not a fan of popups during the upgrade.  I like to set an upgrade
running and go off and have my tea, or something.  It's very irritating to
come back two hours later to find a popup waiting to be answered and the
upgrade only half done.

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