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lxqt-notificationd

Overview

lxqt-notificationd is LXQt's implementation of a daemon according to the Desktop Notifications Specification.

This specification defines a way to display notifications in pop-up windows on desktops. Notifications like this are e. g. frequently used by chat or mail clients to inform about incoming messages, by media players to indicate the beginning of another track but also by the desktop environment itself to indicate volume changes or similar.

lxqt-notificationd is comprising binaries lxqt-notificationd and lxqt-config-notificationd. lxqt-notificationd is running in a daemon-like manner as so-called LXQt Module and doing the actual work. GUI "Desktop Notifications", binary lxqt-config-notificationd, is used to customize the notifications.

lxqt-notificationd is implementing version 1.2 of the said specification.

Installation

Compiling source code

Runtime dependencies are KWindowSystem, liblxqt and lxqt-common. Additional build dependencies are CMake and optionally Git to pull latest VCS checkouts. The localization files were outsourced to repository lxqt-l10n so the corresponding dependencies are needed, too. Please refer to this repository's README.md for further information.

Code configuration is handled by CMake. CMake variable CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX has to be set to /usr on most operating systems.

To build run make, to install make install which accepts variable DESTDIR as usual.

Binary packages

Official binary packages are provided by all major Linux distributions like Arch Linux, Debian (as of Debian stretch only), Fedora and openSUSE. Just use your package manager to search for string lxqt-notificationd.

Configuration, Usage

As lxqt-notificationd is run as LXQt Module it can be adjusted from section "Basic Settings" in configuration dialogue LXQt Session Settings of lxqt-session.

Configuration dialogue "Desktop Notifications" (binary lxqt-config-notificationd) which is used to customize notifications can be opened from the panel's main menu - Preferences - LXQt Settings - Desktop Notifications and is provided by the Configuration Center of lxqt-config as well.

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