Features/Notification Replacement

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Summary

Allow notifications to be replaced by new notifications.

Owner

  • Email: samDELETEME@sugarlabs.org (You need to get rid of the DELETEME.)

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.104
  • Last updated: 10/Aug/2014
  • Percentage of completion: 50% - needs discussion

Benefit to Sugar

  • Progress notifications
  • Compatibility with the rest of the Linux desktop world

Scope

It is a small change that does not break compatibility.

It pretty much needs Features/Notification_Urgency so you can replace notifications without a flashy popup thing.

UI Design

None - the notifications are just changed - no animation - no nothing

How To Test

Run and change this in Pippy:

import dbus
BUS_NAME = 'org.freedesktop.Notifications'
OBJ_PATH = '/org/freedesktop/Notifications'
IFACE_NAME = 'org.freedesktop.Notifications'
bus = dbus.SessionBus()
notify_obj = bus.get_object(BUS_NAME,OBJ_PATH)
notifications = dbus.Interface(notify_obj,IFACE_NAME)

id = notifications.Notify("Software Update", 0, "", "New activities are available!", "Please check your activities list", [], {'x-sugar-icon-name': 'module-updater', 'urgency': 1}, -1)

import time
time.sleep(10)

notifications.Notify("Software Update", id, "", "MORE New activities are available!", "Please check your activities list AGAIN", [], {'x-sugar-icon-name': 'module-updater', 'urgency': 0}, -1)

Dependencies

None!

Contingency Plan

People are sad :(

Documentation

https://developer.gnome.org/notification-spec/#basic-design It just these the replace id standard.

Release Notes

Added notification replacement functionality.

Comments and Discussion

https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar/pull/393