[Evolution] [Pkg-utopia-maintainers] notification-daemon-xfce and notification-daemon

Sjoerd Simons sjoerd at luon.net
Fri Dec 28 14:10:15 UTC 2007

On Fri, Dec 28, 2007 at 01:00:59PM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> Hi there,
> you're receiving this mail because you're maintaining a package wich can
> use notification-daemon [1], a soft wich can display some nice
> notification on your screen. It's a gnome software, wich requires gconf
> and other gnome libs.
> There is an alternative to notification-daemon, wich is
> notification-daemon-xfce wich doesn't depends on gnome things (but does
> depends on xfce libs):
> The package is ready in our svn, but currently to be useful, I added the
> following fields:
>  Conflicts: notification-daemon
>  Provides: notification-daemon
> After a short talk with notification-daemon maintainer, it seems before
> doing this I should be sure that notification-daemon-xfce works exactly

Say i've got a machine with both XFCE and GNOME users. Then probably the XFCE
users want notification-daemon-xfce and the gnome users notification-daemon...
Uhoh :)

Did you consider that situation?

Ofcourse there is a general issue with dbus activation in that there is no way
to set a preference for which implementation of a service you want to use...
Which is not just a problem for notifications

A potential solutions in debian could be a wrapper script that executes the
right one, but i'll leave that as an exercise to the reader :)

Measure twice, cut once.

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