[Gajim-devel] questions about dependencies of gajim trunk

Andrey Utkin andrey_utkin at fastmail.com
Mon Mar 27 21:57:45 CEST 2017

Old gajim ebuild (gentoo package) has optional dependency on
dev-python/notify-python, which is not available for usage with python
3.x. (I haven't tried doing this forcefully yet).

In translation files, I see mentions of python-notify:

#: ../src/features_window.py:79
msgid ""
"Requires python-notify or instead python-dbus in conjunction with "

which (python-notify) seems to be this:


This is not updated since 2006 and e.g. debian packages quite match
that: version 0.1.1, python 2 only:


I don't believe this can work anymore for gajim from git master branch,
which requires python 3.5 or higher.

Alternative of using python-dbus & notification-daemon looks promising,
but I'd like to confirm with developers because whole quoted message can
be outdated just as python-notify thing itself.

Dear Gajim developers, could you please specify which are actual
dependencies around notifications?

Thanks a lot in advance.

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