Marks' "Notifications, indicators and alerts" article

Jay Fulton databasejay at
Tue Dec 23 12:00:03 GMT 2008

Re: Notifications

Well, as an individual user, it's a low priority for me. When I'm
concentrating on code, or working in gimp, I'd turn it off as soon as I
could find the configuration for it.

However, I suspect that it would be a good weapon in the battle to gain a
toe-hold on the beaches of corporate adoption.  In my daytime work, such
notifications are set as the default in my corporate PC, for example, mail
notifications from the outlook client. In that environment, such
notifications are normal, and probably desired by many users.


Jay Fulton

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Yuriy Kozlov <yuriy.kozlov at>wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 12:15 PM, Mike Rushton <leftyfb at> wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
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> > What does everyone think of this new idea?
> >
> >
> >
> > Personally I do not like it one bit. And I have commented on the blog as
> > such:
> >
> >
> >
> > I feel too much like I am being told how I am notified and that I have
> > no control over it. If I wanted that, I'd go back to Windows or buy a
> mac.
> >
> > I'd like to get everyone else's opinions as well.
> >
> >
> The idea is not necessarily so bad (though I don't really like it),
> but it was this statement that bothered me: "We hope to deliver both
> simultaneously, and have discussed this with both Ubuntu and Kubuntu
> community members. At the moment, there is some disagreement about the
> status of the FD.o specification between GNOME and KDE, and we hope
> our efforts will help build a bridge there."
> I have trouble believing these "efforts" considering the idea seems to
> be going in the opposite direction of KDE, and neither are going with
> FD.o and I commented about it.
> ~ Yuriy
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