[Freewx-maint] Bug#745887: libwxgtk3.0-0: Please enable support for libnotify

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Mon Apr 28 22:35:57 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:35:19AM +0200, Christian Beier wrote:
> The comment says 'may' and to my knowledge the generic implementation certainly
> does not provide more features than the libnotify one. It really just is a
> simple window in the middle of the screen with icon and text.

A very quick poke at the source found me this behavioural difference in the
Show() method:

|       @note When using native notifications in wxGTK, the timeout is ignored
|           for the notifications with @c wxICON_WARNING or @c wxICON_ERROR
|           flags, they always remain shown unless they're explicitly hidden by
|           the user, i.e. behave as if Timeout_Auto were given.

That's an example of a feature we'd lose, though it's probably not going to
upset anyone.  But it would be prudent to do a more thorough check.

> And the libnotify one, which IMO integrates far better with the desktop
> environment:

I'm not disputing that it integrates better.


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