Notification-daemon-xfce is a port of Gnome's notification-daemon for the Xfce desktop.
Original notification-daemon is written by Christian Hammond and John Palmieri.
- gtk >= 2.6.0
- libxfce4util >= 4.3.90
- libxfcegui4 >= 4.3.90
- dbus >= 0.36
- libsexy >= 0.1.3
Notification-daemon-xfce conflicts with the original notification-daemon
The simplest way to compile this package is:
- ./configure –prefix=<path>
- make && make install
You can optionally disable/enable the following settings:
- –disable-close-button: Disable the close button the the notification. Note that clicking the notification will close it too.
- –enable-gradient-look: Show a gradient look in the default theme.
Notification-daemon-xfce is a dbus daemon, so to use it, you need a frontend application to trigger the daemon. This application is libnotify. Libnotify provides bindings for applications and also a small application to manually send messages to the daemon: notify-send. Libnotify is probably provided by your distribution.
After you've compiled notification-daemon-xfce and installated libnotify you can test the daemon by running:
notify-send “Test notification”
If everything went fine, a notification pops up on the right bottom of you screen; congratulations! You can create more complex notifications like so:
notify-send -i appointment -u critical “Reminder” “You've got an appointment in 10 minutes.”
The result should be something like the screenshot below.
For more information about using notify-send, type