[Pkg-ayatana-devel] gm-notify - GMail notifier for the indicator-applet

Andrew SB a.starr.b at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 02:58:05 UTC 2010

Hi all,

I was wondering about the scope of this project. I recently uploaded
gm-notify [0], a GMail notifier which integrates with the
indicator-applet's messaging menu, to Ubuntu. I also own the Debian
ITP [1].  The package isn't actually developed by Ayatana or
Canonical, but upstream is hosted in bzr on Launchpad. It also
directly depends on the messaging indicator.

It seems like the pkg-ayatana team would be a good home for this in
Debian, but I'm not sure whether the team is interested in maintaining
third-party packages or not. My main hope for maintaining it as part
of pkg-ayatana is for the packaging to be a bzr branch based directly
from upstream rather than in svn as part of the Python Apps Packaging

Please, let me know what your thoughts are on this.

Either way, I'd be interested in helping out with pkg-ayatana's other
work as well. Are there any tasks that need to be looked after? I
notice that indicator-sound hasn't been packaged for Debian yet. I'd
be interested in taking a look at that if no one else is...


Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
Ubuntu Developer
Debian Contributer

[0] https://launchpad.net/gm-notify
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=588760

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