thunderbird doesn't use notify-osd

Bug #704972 reported by Mike Doherty on 2011-01-19
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird

Thunderbird still uses it's own fugly popup notifications. It should use notify-osd instead.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: thunderbird 3.1.7+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1 [modified: usr/lib/thunderbird-3.1.7/mozilla-xremote-client usr/lib/thunderbird-3.1.7/tb-beta-profile-migration-dialog]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jan 19 11:46:39 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100816.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: thunderbird

Mike Doherty (doherty) wrote :
RedSingularity (redsingularity) wrote :

Are you talking about the pop-ups in the lower right of the screen when getting a new message?

Mike Doherty (doherty) wrote :


Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This has been discussed before (and I'm sure there's another bug report somewhere too).

Thunderbird shouldn't just use notify-osd, as it doesn't support actions and is completely useless on its own for notifying about e-mails. However, there is ongoing work to integrate Thunderbird in to the messaging menu, and part of this will involve using notify-osd.

(Note, when you talk about notify-osd, you really mean libnotify. notify-osd is just an implementation of the notification spec and applications don't integrate with this or have any knowledge of it. thunderbird and firefox already have libnotify integration, but it degrades on ubuntu because of the lack of actions)

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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