A lightweight notification daemon for Wayland. Works on Sway.
mako implements the FreeDesktop Notifications Specification.
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mako will run automatically when a notification is emitted. This happens via
D-Bus activation, so you don't really need to explicitly start it up (this also
allows delaying its startup time and speed up system startup).
If you have several notification daemons installed though, you might want to explicitly start this one. Some ways of achieving this is:
If you're using Sway you can start mako on launch by putting
exec makoin your configuration file.
If you are using elogind, you might need to manually start a dbus user session:
dbus-daemon --session --address=unix:path=$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/bus
mako can be extensively configured and customized - feel free to read more
using the command
man 5 mako
For control of mako during runtime,
makoctl can be used; see
- meson (build-time dependency)
- systemd, elogind or basu (for the sd-bus library)
- gdk-pixbuf (optional, for icons support)
- dbus (runtime dependency, user-session support is required)
- scdoc (optional, for man pages)
- jq (optional, runtime dependency)
meson build ninja -C build build/mako
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