[haiku-development] Re: notifications

  • From: Pier Luigi <pierluigi.fiorini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:17:35 +0200

2010/8/4 Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Hi there,
> now that the notification thing is pretty much the first thing someone
> sees of Haiku, I must say it looks completely alien to the rest of the
> system.
> Furthermore, it seems to be packed with extra functionality (like
> grouping the notifications by application, and being able to close them
> individually, as a group, as well as collapse them groupwise), which is
> pretty much useless in 99% of the cases, and just makes the whole thing
> more annoying as needed. I think it's nice to be able to configure the
> messages, but it doesn't have to be thrown in my face like that.
> If you want to see a nice looking alternative that blends in nicely
> with the rest of the look and feel, try the latest Ubuntu. It's
> notifications are much more subtle, and look a lot more elegant.
> And finally, also the preferences app look not only broken (missing
> icons?), but also alien to the rest. Why can't it just use a BTabView
> like everyone else? Why does it want to look like Firefox???
> IOW this has to be reworked - or removed - before the next release. Is
> anyone up to it, or do I have to do this in my spare time? :-)
> Bye,
>    Axel.
I'm going to send a patch on the dev.haiku-os.org bug #1245  (where the
discussion taken place) that nobody seems to care anymore ;-P

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