[Merge Request] Notify

Jorge Villaseñor salinasv at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 17:17:18 EDT 2010

2010/8/20 Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <imadil at gmail.com>:
> * Jorge Villaseñor had this to say on [20 Aug 2010, 13:23:41 -0500]:
>> I have done some work to unify the notify API to behave consistent and
>> less annoying. The first movement was to group the Pounces in a dialog
>> like the mail notifier which add each pounce to the same window.
>> In the im.pidgin.cpw.masca.notify I have added this same behavior to
>> the _error, _info, _warning parts of the API. This way we will have
>> only 3 notification windows that will pop-up only at the *first*
>> event, this way we can prevent getting a lot of windows with a
>> recurrent error, notification, etc like the old issue with msn
>> contacts or when trying to get into a xmpp MUC with an already used
>> name.
>> I want to propose to merge that branch to i.p.p to be in the next release.
> I am not convinced this change is a good thing, or really necessary. We
> discussed about this change a while back (some time in May this year),
> I have posted the log here: http://pidgin.im/~sadrul/notify-log.txt
> To briefly summarize: there *are* occasions we want the notifications to
> popup to the user, so that it is noticeable. In such cases, it is not a
> good idea to group it with the rest of the notifications in one dialog.

I agree and that's why I proposed to set the urgent hint to this dialog.

> If there are cases where too many notification dialogs pop up, then
> that's likely a bug, and needs to be fixed, but grouping all kinds of
> notifications into one dialog is unlikely to be the solution.

Sometimes that's the correct behavior of the code and can't be fixed
like the xmpp error about not being able to login a MUC or the Msn
contacts. Still it is not nice to fill the destkop with a lot of


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