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The development is happening in the same place as the rest of the Nodoka Themes - [https://fedorahosted.org/nodoka/].
 
The development is happening in the same place as the rest of the Nodoka Themes - [https://fedorahosted.org/nodoka/].
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=== Screenshots ===
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[http://mso.fedorapeople.org/nodoka/notify/preview/notify-orig.png current notification bubbles],
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[http://mso.fedorapeople.org/nodoka/notify/preview/notify-new.png new notification bubbles, without compositing enabled],
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[http://mso.fedorapeople.org/nodoka/notify/preview/notify-new-with-compositing.png new notification bubble, with compositing, more complex content and arrow]
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
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* Set as default engine
 
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* Use
 
* Use
* Test themes selection
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== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
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== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
  
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Add a note about the change, mention that user can change the theme manually by setting gconf '/apps/notification-daemon/theme' key to 'nodoka' (for the new one) or 'standard' (the old one). Appearances capplet was patched to set the theme according to value of NotificationTheme key set in the gnome meta-theme, so far only the nodoka theme sets this.
  
 
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[[Category:ProposedFedora10]]

Revision as of 20:40, 14 July 2008

Contents

Nodoka Notification Theme

Summary

Create new theme/engine in Nodoka style for the notification bubbles that are currently plain and ugly looking.

Owner

  • Name: mso

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 10
  • Last updated: 2008-07-14
  • Percentage of completion: 80%
  • Progress:
    • Write working, feature complete engine: DONE
    • Import the package into Fedora: DONE
    • Add support for notification themes selection into appearance caplet: in progress
    • Make default
    • Finetune the desing: in progress


Detailed Description

Notification-daemon is one of the libraries that though it supports theming, so far no effort has been made to make new, better separate themes for it. In Fedora, unlike Ubuntu, we use the standard theme, which looks ugly. This feature tries to create a better theme designed specially for Fedora, which means it needs to part of the Nodoka Theme.

The development is happening in the same place as the rest of the Nodoka Themes - [1].

Screenshots

current notification bubbles, new notification bubbles, without compositing enabled, new notification bubble, with compositing, more complex content and arrow

Benefit to Fedora

New theme for notification daemon improves general user experience from the fedora artwork, which is therefore more consistent and better looking.

Scope

New engine that provides the same features as the default notification-deamon engine needs to be created and built into Fedora. We need a more convenient way for users to switch between the different themes than having to edit gconf keys.

Test Plan

  • Build into Fedora
  • Set as default engine
  • Use
  • Test themes selection (both by setting the key in gconf and changing it via gnome meta-themes in appearances caplet)

User Experience

User gets better looking notification bubbles but with same functionality as provides the upstream default theme.

Dependencies

None out of the scope of this future.

Contingency Plan

Stay with the current theme.

Documentation

None available.

Release Notes

Add a note about the change, mention that user can change the theme manually by setting gconf '/apps/notification-daemon/theme' key to 'nodoka' (for the new one) or 'standard' (the old one). Appearances capplet was patched to set the theme according to value of NotificationTheme key set in the gnome meta-theme, so far only the nodoka theme sets this.