Update notifications?

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Fri Aug 12 11:16:18 UTC 2011

On 08/10/2011 10:40 PM, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 10.08.2011, 12:56 -0600 schrieb Stephen John Smoogen:
>> Hmmm i think I needed to install the Xfce notify package for it to
>> work
> I guess you mean xfce4-notifyd, but this does not work anyway. The
> problem is that gpk-update-icon only produces persistend notifications
> that onle work in gnome-shell. They don't work with notification-deamon
> either, so GNOME fallback mode lacks update notifcations, too.
> More info on this is in this thread of March this year:
> http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/xfce/2011-March/000458.html
> The only solutions I am aware of:
>       1. Patch the xfce4-smartpm-plugin for xfce4-panel 4.8
>       2. Package Panu's update icon (see above list thread)

2) would require turning the code into something more real-world 
capable... and I never got around to do it as I realized I dont 
particularly miss the update notifications.

And in fact, you do get notifications IF you're running 
gnome-settings-daemon (ie have enabled "Launch GNOME services on 
startup" in session settings), but they're just regular notification 
bubbles and not persistent. Also the update-check runs so infrequently 
by default that I rarely get to see them as I tend to run 'yum update' 
manually once a day anyway.

	- Panu -

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