Canonical Refuses to Fix a 5 Year Old Bug in Ubuntu, Related to the Notification System

The Launchpad bug is entitled ???notifyOSD ignores the expire timeout parameter??? and has been submitted by Romanian user Adrian Roman on June 22, 2009, as part of the Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) release. It appears that NotifyOSD does not support timeouts, despite the fact that a ???-t??? option exists in the manual page of the program. This makes notify-osd unusable for certain apps that need to control the timeout of the notification.