Notification spec issue: Ability to assign an icon *and* an image to a notification

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at
Thu Jun 25 03:22:53 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Aaron J. Seigo<aseigo at> wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 June 2009, you wrote:
>> What's wrong with keeping the current fd.o prefix if implementations
>> are compatile?
> what "wrong" is that fd.o is a shared namespace. you can experiment within
> your own namespace all you want. using org.freedesktop means something, or at
> least should mean something, pretty specific: this is something we have
> consensus on and third parties can rely on it being use as such. when we
> simply play dog-pile-on-the-dbus, it creates a very uncomfortable situation
> where projects are faced with inconveniencing third parties or adopting
> technologies that do not fit their needs at all. worse yet, it creates races
> where one group will race to get their library pushed out with an interface on
> org.freedesktop, creating barriers to others working on similar things.

Sure, this would all be valid had you reported these issues 5 years
ago. Undoing the bad deed now actually is more evil than leaving
things as they are. We'd be breaking 5 years worth of software just
because we feel obliged to punish *someone*.

Patryk Zawadzki

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