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Re: Desktop bubble notifications [Was: Re: Add function to make frame to

From: Stephen Eilert
Subject: Re: Desktop bubble notifications [Was: Re: Add function to make frame topmost?]
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 16:46:15 -0300

I can't see it mentioned anywhere, so forgive-me if it was discussed already.

I have been using for quite some time todochiku.el, which provides
notification for Windows, Linux (via notify-send) and OSX (using


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On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 11:29 PM, David De La Harpe Golden
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Lennart Borgman wrote:
>> What more could be done that way than would be possible if
>> growlnotify.exe had a /wait switch?
> Remembering that I'm not familiar with growl-for-windows, but in the api
> docs it looks like there's the possibility to just register callbacks
> directly (surely handier?), set custom attributes, and get fine-grained
> errors back.
> I did say "especially on fd.o": libnotify has a lot of stuff not exposed
> through its notify-send, like multiple actions ( "Chat|Ignore"), possibility
> for association with specific applications widgets and systray icons, and
> support for updating the message of the notification*. (growl-for-windows
> doesn't currently do several of those in the first place as far as I can see
> (could well be wrong)).
> [debian package python-notify has a bunch of examples in
> /usr/share/doc/python-notify/examples ]
> *
> import pynotify
> import time
> pynotify.init("Countdown")
> n = pynotify.Notification("Uh oh","...")
> n.show()
> for i in range(10,0,-1):
>    time.sleep(1)
>    n.update("Uh oh", "%s..." % i)
>    n.show()
> n.update("Oh No!", "<b>BANG</b>")
> n.show()

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