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Desktop neutral notification

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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).




icons/user_comment.png H. M. wrote: (10 years ago)

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.

icons/user_comment.png S. B. wrote: (9 years ago)

Virtual console may be another way to implement it:

But such simple implementation does not allow i18n.

icons/user_comment.png K. F. wrote: (9 years ago)

Please reject for now, but I like the idea of the common desktop initiative.

icons/user_comment.png H. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

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.

Last change: 7 years ago
Score: 11
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