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From: Christian Hopps <chopps@chopps.org>
To: stardiviner <numbchild@gmail.com>
Cc: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [new patch] Re: [PATCH] make org-notify support for macOS desktop notification
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:21:30 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2fswsjcdk.fsf@ja.int.chopps.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7318E1D0-613A-4301-8097-779D3FEF1105@gmail.com>


Please consider: I added full native notification support to the popular OS X Emacs build available in homebrew. This supports rewrites notifications-notify defun to use the native code rather than dbus, and so everything "Just Works".

Info can be found here:



stardiviner <numbchild@gmail.com> writes:

> Here is the new patch which invokes notifications though Emacs built-in API `ns-do-applescript`.
> [2. text/x-patch; 0001-org-clock.el-Make-org-notify-support-macOS-notificat.patch]...
>> On Jul 6, 2021, at 8:06 AM, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
>> stardiviner <numbchild@gmail.com> writes:
>>>> On Jul 5, 2021, at 7:55 PM, Maxim Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 05/07/2021 10:50, stardiviner wrote:
>>>>> I updated the patch, I found the package `osx-lib` contains solution.
>>>>> So I removed the directly osascript process invocation.
>>>> I have no objections any more. On the other hand I have no access to macOS, so
>>>> I have not tested this patch. Feel free to ignore comments from this message,
>>>> they are mostly matter of taste.
>>>> I expect that a simple script "notify-send" may allow to avoid modification of
>>>> code. Something like (untested, unsure concerning "quoted form of ...")
>>>> #!/usr/bin/env osascript
>>>> display notification (item 1 of argv)
>>>> However if osx-lib in is installed automatically, it may be more convenient.
>>>> Unsure if some of currently supported linux distributions have notify-send
>>>> that can not handle title as the first argument.
>>>>> -	((fboundp 'notifications-notify)
>>>>> +	((and (eq system-type 'gnu/linux) (fboundp 'notifications-notify))
>>>> Does it mean that `notifications-notify' is bound but it does not work on
>>>> macOS? If so, maybe it is better to put new clause for 'darwin above and to
>>>> drop 'gnu/linux here. From my point of view, it is preferable to avoid
>>>> additional requirement for `notifications-notify'. If someone will create a
>>>> feature request for `notifications-notify' for macOS, it will just work
>>>> without installing of additional packages as soon as such feature is
>>>> implemented.
>>> I indeed tried `notifications-notify`. And it does not work, reports error that
>>> it needs dbus. PS. I used the Homebrew formulae version Emacs.
>>> I considered the order of conditions. Because notifications and notify-send etc
>>> requires dbus. So I guess only Linux supports that. So add system-type detection
>>> will be better. WDYT?
>> I think you can add dbus support to macOS using homebrew and that might
>> resolve the issue. At the very least, this will need to be investigated
>> because otherwise, adding this patch may break configurations for users
>> who have added dbus support via homebrew and have notifications working,
>> but have not installed the osx-lib package.
>> My only small concern with your proposed changes is that it will add a
>> dependency on a new package osx-lib, which I think is only available in
>> melpa. At the very least, this will need to be documented somewhere.
>> However, I'm not sure what the situation is wrt adding code which
>> depends on an external package which is not available in either elpa or
>> nongnuELPA? As org mode is a part of GNU Emacs, I suspect that any code
>> which 'encourages' the use of melpa packages will not be acceptable.
>> --
>> Tim Cross

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-06  4:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-04  0:23 [PATCH] make org-notify support for macOS desktop notification stardiviner
2021-07-04  5:48 ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-07-05  3:50   ` stardiviner
2021-07-05 11:55     ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-07-05 22:36       ` stardiviner
2021-07-06  0:06         ` Tim Cross
2021-07-06  1:37           ` stardiviner
2021-07-06  8:12             ` Tim Cross
2021-07-06  1:45           ` [new patch] " stardiviner
2021-07-06  4:21             ` Christian Hopps [this message]
2021-07-06 15:30               ` [new patch] " stardiviner
2021-07-06 18:23                 ` Christian Hopps
2021-07-08  0:00                   ` stardiviner
2021-07-08  8:59                     ` Christian Hopps
2021-07-08  9:35                       ` STOP this patch for now stardiviner
2021-07-08 12:02                         ` Christian Hopps
2021-07-06 12:13             ` [PATCH] make org-notify support for macOS desktop notification Maxim Nikulin
2021-09-26  8:52             ` [new patch] " Bastien
2021-09-30 15:01               ` Max Nikulin

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