Cross-Platform Python3 Equivalent to notify-send

Devyn Collier Johnson devyncjohnson at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 20:08:52 CEST 2013


On 07/27/2013 11:59 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Jul 2013 08:22:00 -0400, Devyn Collier Johnson wrote:
>
>> On 07/27/2013 07:30 AM, Chris “Kwpolska” Warrick wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Devyn Collier Johnson
>>> <devyncjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Linux systems with the proper software can use the "notify-send"
>>>> command. Is there a cross-platform Python3 equivalent?
> [snip answer "no"]
>
>> That really sucks. I was hoping Python had some way of doing that. All
>> that it needs to do is display a little box at one of the corners of the
>> screen. I thought someone would have implemented something by now. Thank
>> you anyway.
> If it's that simple, how about you do it? Won't take you more than, oh,
> ten minutes, right?
>
> *wink*
>
> Don't underestimate the difficulty of "trivial" code when it has to work
> on two dozens different platforms with different capabilities:
>
> Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 ...
> Mac OS-X
> FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Linux, running KDE (3 or 4?), Gnome (2 or 3?), Trinity,
> RatPoison, XFCE, something else... or no window manager at all
>
>
>
Yeah, good point Steven. It seems like it would be easy, but I know it 
is not.

DCJ



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