Desktop Notifications Spec 0.3

Mike Hearn m.hearn at
Fri Sep 17 11:30:44 EEST 2004

> I see your problem with the urgency levels, and I've wondered myself
> about them. The reason I wanted urgency levels was so that
> higher-urgency notifications would always get a higher stacking order,
> if too many notifications were on the screen. Also, things like "So
> and so has signed on" would be marked as Low urgency, and get the
> lowest display priority. Possibly grouping, again, depending on the
> implementation.

I was going to implement a red flashing border for high urgency 
notifications. Might be a bit ugly but then it could always be swapped 
out for nicer artwork once the dudes who can draw get involved ...

I was hacking on the server last night. Another point:

Do we really want <a> tags in the body text? This makes it a bit
of a pain to implement with GTK because you have to do the markup
parsing yourself (which is reasonable, not a criticism of GTK).

It also means we have to deal with the whole URI mess in the server 
which I'm keen to avoid. I'd like it to be usable in other desktops like 
ROX, XFCE, Enlightenment and so on so I'd rather it's not GNOME specific.

We already have actions, which look like hyperlinks in my current 
implementation. So what are the use cases for the <a> tag?

thanks -mike

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