Ticket #537 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

Work with Alex to transition send_message to Zenity (or libnotify)

Reported by: jdreed Owned by: jdreed
Priority: normal Milestone: Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy)
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


All the cool kids use barnowl these days, and nobody runs zwgc. send_message should really avoid writing to the Terminal unless $DISPLAY isn't set. It should instead communicate with the user via zenity, or possibly notify-send. notify-send would be all shiny, but libnotify-bin isn't installed by default, and (at least in Jaunty) messages behave weirdly with metacity when you mouse-over them.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to accepted

Starting on Monday, for i386_deb40 and higher, send_message will try zephyr, then zenity, then finally fall back to the terminal.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from accepted to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

sw.swtools was released today with the new send_message, fixing this.

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