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FS#38780 - thunderbird and libnotify

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nicola (drakkan) - Monday, 03 February 2014, 21:25 GMT
Last edited by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Tuesday, 04 February 2014, 20:06 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Since version 24 thunderbird does not use libnotify anymore, new mail notification are not integrated with default system notifications, both fedora and ubuntu apply a patch to revert this change:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=853104
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1001998

https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/thunderbird/sources/patches
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/+source/thunderbird/1:24.1.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1/+files/thunderbird_24.1.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1.debian.tar.gz

I tested the patch and thunderbird notifications work as expected,

do you think the patch can be applied to thunderbird in extra or is better to upload a thunderbird-libnotify package with this patch on aur?
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Closed by  Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Tuesday, 04 February 2014, 20:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  See first comment below.
Comment by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Tuesday, 04 February 2014, 20:06 GMT
I understand the desire for better notification integration but reverting an upstream change goes against our patching policy.¹

I have subscribed to the upstream issue in case they decide to address it so we can then readd the libnotify dependency to the Arch package.

¹ https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Patching

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