Summarizing discussion on notification interface name

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at
Fri Jun 26 01:33:24 PDT 2009

Since last thread on notifications has turned out to be quite huge. I
feel it is needed to try to extract something from this large discussion.

Do we agree on this?

- The way the Galago project "hijacked" the
org.freedesktop.Notifications name was not appropriate. We should
explicitly define a process regarding the attribution of org.freedesktop
interfaces, even if there is no technical mean to enforce it (Using a
different namespace until the proposal has been approved, like what has
been done with org.kde.NotificationItem is a good start IMHO)

- There is a backward-compatible way to improve
org.freedesktop.Notifications so that it fits KDE needs and we want to
implement these changes to avoid pushing extra work on existing

- We should start the reflexion on a new notification spec. This new
spec would not be backward-compatible and would address issues in the
current spec which can't be fixed in a backward-compatible way. This new
spec would use a different DBus interface name.


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