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notifications-tray-icon: A github notifications tray icon and notifier

Sun, 2018-07-08 19:41

notifications-tray-icon is a framework for creating SNI/Appindicator based tray icons that report notifications as they come in. For the time being, github is the only supported service, but gmail support is coming soon (and hopefully more are to come after that).

Here is what it looks like on my machine with near stock options:

Some things to note:

  • You need an SNI based tray for this status icon. It does not use appindicator, so it does not fallback to the older xembed protocol. SNI trays that I know of:
  • For the time being, the SNI tray must support the somewhat obscure "OverlayIcon" feature, and not all SNI trays do. I know that taffybar and gtk-sni-tray do support it (because I wrote them), and I know that the gnome-shell-extension does not because I have read its source, but I'm not sure about any others. In the future, I may try to modify the icon in the tray icon process which will make it so the overlay will be present in all implementations.
  • You need a desktop notifications daemon to display the notifications. See this page for details: . I use notify-osd-customizable in the screenshot.
  • Stack installation is the only option at the moment because my pull request to add notification support to the haskell github library has not yet been merged/released.
  • Support for notification counts should be easy and is coming soon.

Currently you can authenticate through pass or by typing in your credentials. Please let me know if you would like other options and I will add them.

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Is Debian 8 supported?

Sun, 2018-07-08 17:31

According to official announcement, Debian 8 aka Jessie has reached EOL. The about page confuses me. Correct if I'm wrong, but from what understand, Debian 8 will receive security updates till 2020? Does this mean that there will be no upgrades to packages (apache2, mysql etc.) but only kernel patches? Does this LTS support costs?

How does Debian LTS differ from Ubuntu LTS scheme?

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How has your Deepin experience been?

Sun, 2018-07-08 17:22

How are the performance and stability, and how does it compare to other environments? Is the English language fully supported?

Here's some background, feel free to skip this. I like XFCE, Mate, and Gnome 3, and I love Cinnamon and macOS. Gnome is so resource hungry though. I tried KDE two decades ago and liked it, but I haven't tried Plasma (even though it looks beautiful) because I'm more familiar with and prefer Gtk apps over Qt. As a lover of vim, I liked the keyboard orientation of i3, but too many other things about it are inconvenient, like media keys and quick GUI access to other settings. I like the macOS UX because of things like how, in my mind, cursor movement is minimized by the centered dock vs a left- and right-aligned task bar. After trying a million different configs with Antergos and Manjaro, I'm now using Cinnamon on Mint with Docky, and I'm very happy with performance and stability (even though it's based on Gnome 3), but I'm not happy that I still have to keep the default panel tucked away with autohide over on the left because I need it for the app menu, sign-in/out, Redshift, and battery status. Somehow elementary/Pantheon looks dated to me. Deepin looks beautiful and I'd like to try it, but I'm suffering serious distro-/DE-hopping burnout right now. How has Deepin been for you? Is anyone here using it as their main?

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@Mostly_Linux on #Mostly_Gaming Episode 0.15

Sun, 2018-07-08 16:57

Small Talk:

This week we're sporting Ubuntu Budgie on a Dell XPS 13

We're in Northern Ontario and this podcast sounds like crap.


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Horny Linux user marting tux

Sun, 2018-07-08 16:16

Fedora Loves Python!

Sun, 2018-07-08 13:23

Ubuntu minimal (50mb): How to install a non-UI system?

Sun, 2018-07-08 05:11

So, I got Ubuntu mini and after many failed attempts, I give up. Most options or i MUST install, even the minimal versions of an UI, and those who don't come with one, left me without access to my wifi/wired connection. I need a CLI'ish sort of installation. So, which option I choose?

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Cannot use USB after DD mode with Rufus.

Sun, 2018-07-08 02:02

I used Rufus to write a manjaro iso to a usb drive. Now, 4 mb of the original 32 GB of my USB shows up. Is there any way to fix this?

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Converting chromebooks to linux, need management solution...

Sun, 2018-07-08 01:40

My brother's non-profit (teaching kids how to program) has 40 chromebooks and to date has used web based tools in their curriculum. In the next project they will need to convert these chrombooks to a proper linux OS.

Does anyone know of a Linux tool that is similar to Google's chrome device management? Hoping for something that allows them to have overall remote management of all the linux books. If there's a better subreddit to post this to please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

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