Fedora Notifications System.

Dj YB yehielb at mail.ru
Tue Aug 24 06:15:00 UTC 2010

On Tuesday August 24 2010 03:47:47 DJ Delorie wrote:
> On 08/23/2010 02:37 PM, Mahmoud Abdul Jawad wrote:
> > before two weeks, a discussion started in ambassadors mailing-list about
> > a work around to deliver the important notifications to the fedora
> > desktop (whatever the desktop is).
> What a horrible idea.  Please PLEASE don't make it the default, and
> certainly make sure I can yum remove it (because I *will* remove it).
> I get enough spam already, I don't need yet another well-known way
> for spammers to hack into my system and put ads in front of my face.
> I also don't need yet another Surprise! distraction popping up on my
> desktop.
> Besides, we already have a way to do this - it's called e-mail.
> Or twitter.  Or usenet.  Or facebook.  Or the web.  Or IRC.  Let people
> choose whether to get notices or not, and how, don't force it down their
> throats the way some big companies do.

Totally agree,

The Reason
A large number of Fedora users don't read the Fedora wiki & websites, thus, 
they miss important news, tips & notifications. 
Perhaps the solution should be encouragement or even a guided sign up to a 
mailing list during first log-in.

A simple application that reads a multilanguage web feed & post a new 
notification to the system using a D-Bus notifications system. 

now I am not an expert about D-Bus notifications system, but as far as I know 
this notifications last for short duration, and there is no way to read the 
history (sort of speak)
so E-Mail sounds much better.
or perhaps a desktop widget that you can remove if you don't like...

I hope those are constructive comments, I have no other intentions.
Keep up the good work and effort.


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