Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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RE[3]: Duck and Cover
by dneary on Tue 15th Mar 2011 10:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Duck and Cover"
dneary
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"Dave is saying, in a slightly humorous way, that "Notifications don't use D-Bus" is not a proper problem statement. I completely agree.


Except that wasn't the problem and nobody ever said that it was. The problem was Xembed (which was unflexible and designed for a different era). The solution was to use dbus for ipc (would he rather people reimplement a new ipc just for systrays!?).
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The problem was "there are too many applications creating icons in the systray/creating custom panel applets, they all behave in slightly different & inconsistent ways, and there is no straightforward way for an application developer to indicate the state of his application across different desktop environments without redoing a bunch of work".

XEmbed is an implementation detail.

Cheers,
Dave.

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