Re: Changes to notification spec

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM, Olav Vitters <olav vitters nl> wrote:
> Seems the notification spec was changed just by GNOME and no involvement
> from anyone else. As least this is what I gather from the comments from
> various KDE people (Aaron and others) on
> Apparently the new spec is only somewhere on This will
> give a wrong impression towards KDE (and others, XFCE, etc).
> I'm guessing this is caused by everyone being very busy with the
> work involved with GNOME 3.0. Still, should work together.
> Anyone have some background? Otherwise I'll try and draft a friendly
> request for info from those involved :)

Lets try not to be revisionist here.

The spec started out as part of the galago project, here:

It was not being actively developed for quite a few years, then
Canonical / KDE were the first to embrace and extend it:

Jon pushed a number of changes to libnotify and the notification spec
that were necessary to realize the gnome3 design, and the resulting
spec can be found here:

If you look closely, you'll notice that the changes are restricted to
the addition of some server capabilities.

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