Starting discussion on a new version of the notification spec

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at
Mon Jun 15 03:27:18 PDT 2009

Mirco Müller wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 13.06.2009, 23:18 +0200 schrieb Aurélien Gâteau:
>>> 3.  The Ubuntu spec adds a 'sound-themed' hint, while we already have 
>>> 'sound-file'.  I'd suggest just overloading 'sound-file' to take either 
>>> a sound theme name or a sound file.  Implementations that only support a 
>>> full path will simply fail to play it; no big deal.  With 'overloading', 
>>> implementations don't have to handle Yet Another Hint.  Downside: apps 
>>> wishing to provide a sound theme name plus a fallback sound file path 
>>> won't be able to.  Is that a big deal?  (There's also the cosmetic 
>>> question as to what "sound-themed" logically means.  It should be 
>>> something like "sound-name" or "themed-sound-name".)
>> This is only present on the wiki page, notify-osd does not support sound
>> at all at the moment. I believe this is just a mistake.
> 	notify-osd not yet supporting sound (via libcanberra) is a "mistake" on
> my behalf. 

The mistake I referred to was introducing a "sound-themed" hint on the
wiki when there is already "sound-file".


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