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#1 2009-10-22 08:31:59

brain)(vision
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[SOLVED] xfce-notification-daemon versus Xfce4-notifyd

Hello everybody..

In the last week I've installed the new version of my preferred distro Slackware: I was using the 12.2 and now I've the last 13.0.. I always prefer to make a clean install instead of upgrading. Obviously this means that every single package that isn't installed by default by your distro needs to be installed again..
So I wanted to install the notification daemon for xfce and I was looking the web for dependencies when I found this link:
http://spuriousinterrupt.org/projects/xfce4-notifyd.

Xfce4-notifyd is a simple, visually-appealing notification daemon for Xfce
that implements the
Freedesktop.org
Desktop Notifications Specification.

But is this a replacement for the standard xfce-notification-daemon or is this an improvement for it?
Does anybody knows what differences exist between the two tools? In one world: what is better to install?

I hope that someone is able to clarify my confusion.. Thank you very much for pay attention..


leonardo
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#2 2009-10-22 10:54:56

s0ulslack
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Re: [SOLVED] xfce-notification-daemon versus Xfce4-notifyd

xfce4-notifyd was ment as a replacement for notification-daemon-xfce as the later is old and unsupported/maintained now.  Not to mention xfce4-notifyd is plain sexy wink

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#3 2009-10-22 16:27:34

Wapush
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Re: [SOLVED] xfce-notification-daemon versus Xfce4-notifyd

s0ulslack wrote:

Not to mention xfce4-notifyd is plain sexy wink

More sexy for those who have the compositor enabled.
Personally, I prefer notification-daemon-xfce which can be used with Xfce 4.6.x.

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#4 2009-10-22 21:50:07

s0ulslack
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Re: [SOLVED] xfce-notification-daemon versus Xfce4-notifyd

heh maybe so, but even with out compositing the fading effects are nice to have... seems more modern.  plus the fact that Nick doesn't maintain the old notification-daemon-xfce is another good reason, maybe not so much right now but down the road.

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#5 2009-11-05 19:16:39

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce-notification-daemon versus Xfce4-notifyd

s0ulslack wrote:

plus the fact that Nick doesn't maintain the old notification-daemon-xfce is another good reason, maybe not so much right now but down the road.

Of course.  smile

And the new features implemented by jeromeg in xfce4-notifyd are promising.

Edit, forgotten the link: http://jeromeg.blog.free.fr/index.php?p … e4-notifyd

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#6 2009-11-05 19:56:01

brain)(vision
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Re: [SOLVED] xfce-notification-daemon versus Xfce4-notifyd

Thank you very much to both of you, s0ulslack and Wapush, for your quickly reply at my question..
But reading your posts a new doubt is born on my mind.. The two notification method, notification-daemon-xfce and xfce4-notifyd, are complementary? I mean: notification-daemon uses to make a call by

notify-send

while I don't know how xfce-notify does the same call.. the only info I was able to find on the homepage is that xfce-notifyd.. "implements the Freedesktop.org Desktop Notifications Specification."

Maybe could you clarify me this last doubt? I must admit that I'm thinking to pass at xfce-notifyd, even if this project is frozen at the 0.10 version, it seems more promising.. but I don't want to lost all the notification that I have with the standard daemon for xfce.. wicd, the mount, unmount devices.. etc. etc..

Thank you very much for your attention, as always..!


leonardo
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#7 2009-11-05 22:31:20

s0ulslack
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Re: [SOLVED] xfce-notification-daemon versus Xfce4-notifyd

heh no problem smile  xfce4-notifyd is completely compatible with anything that uses libnotify/notify-send or any of the other language bindings for libnotify/notification daemons smile

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#8 2009-11-06 03:46:31

brain)(vision
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Re: [SOLVED] xfce-notification-daemon versus Xfce4-notifyd

ok man thank you very much again! Now I'm surely gonna install xfce-notifyd after having removed notification-daemon-xfce..

I'll add [SOLVED] to the title of this thread and I'll wish you all the best.. See you soon!!
bye!


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