Java Bindings for libnotify

Mat Booth fedora at
Mon Mar 15 15:25:33 UTC 2010

On 15 March 2010 12:43, Alexander Kurtakov <akurtako at> wrote:
>> On Monday 15 March 2010, Mat Booth wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I can't find the Java bindings for libnotify -- I thought they would
>> be in libgnome-java, but I guess not.
>> So a couple of questions for the Gnome Desktop team:
>> And are there plans to package java-gnome?
> Hi Mat,
> I'm not in the Gnome Desktop team but:
> There have been several attempts to package java-gnome. Latest one is pending
> review .
> Previous one is .
> I think that this is long enough period it hasn't received any attention so
> just go on review it and get it included in fedora.

Thanks for the links Alex. The ticket blocks FE-NEEDSPONSOR, so I will
need a promotion first. I have asked on the ticket if he is still
interested in continuing the review.

>> If not and I were to package it myself, should java-gnome obsolete
>> libgnome-java?
> According to the rhbz#438452 there shouldn't be any conflicts between the old
> one and java-gnome but if there is nothing in Fedora that requires libgnome-
> java and doesn't work with the new java-gnome we should obsolete it.
> Alex

As Matěj points out, it would seem that Frysk still needs it.

I would would very much like to use java-gnome's libnotify API for a
proprietary app and this got me thinking, why isn't OpenJDK's
java.awt.SystemTray and java.awt.TrayIcon API implemented using

I don't mean to be rude to whoever wrote the current
java.awt.SystemTray and java.awt.TrayIcon implementations for X, but
it isn't at all integrated into the default desktop's look and feel
and presumably looks just as bad in KDE.

Mat Booth

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