Update notifications?

Heiko Adams fedora-updates at heiko-adams.de
Fri Aug 12 13:13:44 UTC 2011

Am 12.08.2011 13:16, schrieb Panu Matilainen:
> 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.
Okay, I found another solution for my problem:
I found a script that will be executed every hour by a crontab. For
watching my mailbox on /var/spool/mail/heiko I use the
xfce4-mailwatcher-plugin and for reading those mails I use Alpine.

Heiko Adams

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