"Weighing in, I think that Canonical's work here is looking
really good, and has a wonderful design, but I do worry about some
of the edge cases. The biggest other concern is that no effort
until recently was put into contacting Christian Hammond at all, so
it's essentially a fork/reimplementation, even if it is one that
makes sense due to upstream's stagnation (until recent
developments). Now that Libnotify and Notification-Daemon are up
for proposal for GNOME 2.26, it's only now that we’re looking
into replacing it...It’s both unfortunate and opportunistic
of Canonical to pull this out of their hat at UDS.
"For those that are not here at UDS Jaunty at Google, it is
important to understand some of the changes that we have discussed
here. The first of which is the removal of "Actions" from
notifications. This means that there will be no more buttons inside
the notifications at all. The way that applications currently use
libnotify is somewhat abusive to the original spec, where they
should query for capabilities and then use an action if the daemon
supports it, but changing the daemon now to simply never show
actions will likely leave you with notifications that say "Please
click the button below", and there is no button to press. Bugs to
be filed, users to scream at us..."
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