Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#11994 new task

finch notification system

Reported by: badcloud Owned by: sadrul
Milestone: Component: finch (gnt/ncurses)
Version: 2.6.6 Keywords: notify finch popup
Cc:

Description

I'd like to get a popup window (and maybe also have an alert sound go off) every time I receive an IM when finch is not in focus

ideally something similar to notify.py (http://www.weechat.org/files/scripts/notify.py) for weechat (a script written in python)

tried copying pidgin-libnotify.so/la/both to ~/.purple/plugins/ but finch reported segfault on startup

also tried mumbles with no luck

Change History (2)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 8 years ago by sadrul

  • Status changed from new to pending

It is not possible for finch to determine if finch is or is not in focus. You can configure finch to emit a beep/play a sound when a new message comes in (by either using the gntgf plugin (shipped with finch), or configuring the sound settings (from the alt+a actions menu)).

Having said that, you can try the 'pietray' dbus plugin (in /finch/plugins), or one of the useful plugins from http://arstechnica.com/software/news/2007/05/pidgin-2-0.ars/4

pidgin-libnotify is specifically for pidgin, and it will not work with finch. I don't think it's supposed to cause a crash in finch, though. So I would be interested in a backtrace from the crash.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 8 years ago by badcloud

  • Status changed from pending to new

Replying to sadrul:

It is not possible for finch to determine if finch is or is not in focus. You can configure finch to emit a beep/play a sound when a new message comes in (by either using the gntgf plugin (shipped with finch), or configuring the sound settings (from the alt+a actions menu)).

Having said that, you can try the 'pietray' dbus plugin (in /finch/plugins), or one of the useful plugins from http://arstechnica.com/software/news/2007/05/pidgin-2-0.ars/4

thanks. as we chatted earlier on freenode, it's not quite working for some reason

pidgin-libnotify is specifically for pidgin, and it will not work with finch. I don't think it's supposed to cause a crash in finch, though. So I would be interested in a backtrace from the crash.

went away after starting the program with gdb... wierd.....

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