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Old 11-18-2007, 09:26 PM
"D. R. Evans"
 
Default mail notification for t-bird? (for dapper)

D. Michael McIntyre said the following at 11/17/2007 02:17 PM :
> On Saturday 17 November 2007, Donn wrote:
>> Them's the breaks in Linuxland. I just had to move up to Gutsy to get some
>> GTK libs that The Spaghetti monster Himself could not install with all His
>> noodly might on Dapper...
>
> Hah, you made it longer than I did. Remember how we were both going to sick
> with Dapper until the next LTS came out?

One point to me :-) I'm still surviving (barely) with dapper on my main
machine.

I have learned a lesson from this experience: upgrade frequently. My other
two Kubuntu machines are on gutsy. Every single upgrade experience has been
difficult, but the benefit of not being 5,000 versions behind in each piece
of critical software outweighs the pain of the upgrades.

So next time I'll switch to the semi-annual upgrade cycle along with most
people.

This is a bit funny in a way, because I actually make a living from Linux,
so I figured that the stability and "support" of LTS was something that I
would enjoy. In practice, though, I have found that software advances much
too quickly for a two-year upgrade cycle. I had thought that enough
software would be backported to make this a non-issue (I thought originally
that that was part of what "Long Term Support" was going to mean); but it
seems like almost nothing -- at least, nothing that I use -- is backported.

So when I get a couple of slow days to give me the time to make the move in
a slow and controlled manner, I'll be switching to gutsy on my main machine
too.

Sorry, this thread has moved way off topic.

I could bring it back on topic by mentioning that there's a superkaramba
widget for displaying on the desktop mail awaiting download. But I really
don't recommend superkaramba: it suffers a couple of fundamental design
flaws that I'll be extremely glad to see the end of in KDE4 (apart from the
fact that it's the least stable program I use).

Doc



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Old 11-19-2007, 11:19 AM
Felipe Figueiredo
 
Default mail notification for t-bird? (for dapper)

A Saturday 17 November 2007 18:01:47, anthony baldwin escreveu:
> Hi,
>
> Is there something to run in the ksystray or something to tell me when
> I have new mail msgs, that works while t-bird is not running?
> I installed the mozbiff extention thingy, but it only shows up when
> t-bird is running.
> Whe t-bird is running, I know when I have new mail.
> What I want is something that will alert me when t-bird is not running,
> so I know
> to open t-bird and check the mail.

It really depends on how you get your mail. If t-bird is your pop-fetcher,
you'll need a biff-like program with pop capabilities. I suspect there should
be several in the repositories, even one specifically for gmail.

If you get your mail in some other way, and T-bird accesses it locally, any
xbiff-like biff would do.

Without specific information on your mail setup is hard to advise.

regards
FF

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Old 11-20-2007, 07:28 PM
Sundar Nagarajan
 
Default mail notification for t-bird? (for dapper)

Have you tried kbiff. I had it in dapper, and I am now on feisty and I
use it all the time. It sits in ksystray, and notifies you independent
of TB.

Here is the package description for dapper:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/mail/kbiff



anthony baldwin wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Is there something to run in the ksystray or something to tell me when
> I have new mail msgs, that works while t-bird is not running?
> I installed the mozbiff extention thingy, but it only shows up when
> t-bird is running.
> Whe t-bird is running, I know when I have new mail.
> What I want is something that will alert me when t-bird is not running,
> so I know
> to open t-bird and check the mail.
> Oh...btw, I know there is one for feisty and it works quite well.
> Itīs great. It shows an alert, and even shows all of what mail came in a
> bubble/text box just by hovering over it. Then you can click on the
> little thingy, and t-bird (or your preferred client...this one would work
> with kmail, evolution, etc.) opens right up.
> Thatīs precisely what I want. But for dapper.
> I donīt recall itīs precise name, but, anyway, I am using dapper/kubuntu.
> The feisty one is in the repos and I synaptic-ed it right in.
> Iīm not finding the same in the dapper repos, but, I can install by
> other means,
> if someone can't point the way to where I can find such a thingy.
>
> thanks,
> tony
>


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