Guidelines for applications developers using notifications with the notify-osd service

Registered by David Barth on 2009-04-17

Ubuntu Jaunty uses a new notification server, Notify OSD, to present notification bubbles that follow the freedesktop.org Desktop Notifications Specification. These are the notifications produced using the org.freedesktop.Notifications DBus interface, or by using the terminal command notify-send.

Notify OSD takes the place of notification-daemon, and its presentation of notification bubbles differs in several ways. So if you have written software that assumes notifications will always be presented by notification-daemon, you may need to adjust your code to be more compatible with Notify OSD and with the Desktop Notifications Specification in general. This guide covers common issues you may have with notifications in Notify OSD, as well as how to concatenate related bubbles.

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
David Barth
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Mirco Müller
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Mirco Müller
Definition:
Drafting
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None

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Mirco, the examples need to be finished/fixed. The samples should be integrated in the test suite to ensure they build correctly and can be provided as an alternative tarball deliverable.

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