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

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at
Thu Jun 25 08:32:05 PDT 2009

Jeremy Whiting wrote:
>>> And you can (and should) complain to
>>> FooApp developer for spamming you with useless notifications.
>>  Right. I keep forgetting that there's always also the complicated way. I'm
>> sure the developer will exactly agree with me on how FooApp should work.
> I may completely misunderstand here and if I do let me know.  I've been using 
> kttsd notifications in some apps for a long time (and have recently been 
> maintaining kttsd itself). I can easily set up e.g. konversation, and kopete 
> to send new message notifications to the kttsd, to be spoken out of my speakers 
> instead of popping up in bubbles. I don't want or need konversation or kopete 
> to stop sending these notifications.  I don't want or need all notifications to 
> go to kttsd either.  I can, as a user, easily choose which ones I want spoken, 
> and which I want bubbles, and which I want to ignore.  I think that's the 
> beauty of knotification.  Therefore your suggestion to complain to developers 
> of apps to not send so many notifications is foolish.  Different users want and 
> need different amounts of notification from their apps (why are there loglevels 
> in almost every daemon app that has existed including the linux kernel 
> itself?).

Yes, knotify gives you more control and I agree different users have
different needs.
What I meant was that if you feel the application is spamming you and
you think most users will feel the same, then maybe talking with the
application developers about this problem would be a good idea.


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