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[openFATE 305307] Desktop neutral notification
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:04:57 +0100 (CET)
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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.
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Desirable

openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
Requester: Important

Requested by: Stanislav Brabec (sbrabec)

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.
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).


#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:
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

+ #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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