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[openFATE 305307] Desktop neutral notification
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:04:57 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-305307-18@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Holger Macht (hmacht)
Feature #305307, revision 18
Title: Desktop neutral notification

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Stefan Behlert (sbehlert)
reject date: 2009-09-02 18:49:19
reject reason: no resources.
Priority
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Desirable

openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Stanislav Brabec (sbrabec)

Description:
Up to 11.0, powersave-notify provided desktop neutral notification.
Since 11.1, there is no way, how daemons can notify desktop users about
fatal issues.
Examples:
smartd needs to notify about dying disc
nut and apcupsd need to notify about failing power (hal power
management cannot be used yet, as many UPS devices are not auto-
detectable, hal static-config-based prober does not exist yet, nut-hal
supports ony HID devices and apcupsd has no hal connector at all).

References:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=230267

Discussion:
#1: Holger Macht (hmacht) (2008-09-17 17:27:33)
This should be added to a bakend like the HAL database so that desktop
applets can catch the information and show them to the user. We already
have something like this for "defective batteries" gnome-power-managar
shows to the user.

#2: Stanislav Brabec (sbrabec) (2008-12-16 11:48:45)
Virtual console may be another way to implement it:
http://gxconsole.sourceforge.net/
But such simple implementation does not allow i18n.

#4: Klaas Freitag (kfreitag) (2009-09-02 17:21:13)
Please reject for now, but I like the idea of the common desktop
initiative.

+ #5: Holger Macht (hmacht) (2010-03-02 14:05:08)
+ I really think this feature isn't up to date anymore. In times of D-
+ Bus, every daemon can send system notifications via D-Bus. There just
+ has to be proper desktop application which catches the event and shows
+ an appropriate message. So I think there's no direct need for having an
+ infrastructure for daemons showing a notification on the desktop, but
+ for the proper applications catching specific events on the desktop.
+ And if those applications are missing, corresponding features should be
+ opened one by one.



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