FWIW, I used pypi.org/project/notify2/ which uses the dbus, worked for my own notification app.
Posts made by vandys
RE: Making Ubuntu Touch an easy choice
The development of UT has to be embedded in a long time, several decades in the same way that GNU/Linux software emerged in the 70s and 90s and only became known to tens of millions of users in the 2000s.
No reason to be impatient only to show consistency and determination.
Well, I don't think Linus was doing his thing in the 70's, but otherwise I agree with your sentiment.
Many kept waiting for the thing or decision or Big Business which would make Linux win. But it really just kept being there, attracting enthusiasm and moving forward. It was just suddenly obvious and inevitable.
So I think the project is doing all the right things. Catch up with a shared SW base. Fix the abandoned browser. Over time adopt a new flagship and, yes, set some old supported devices aside (I'm already a little worried about the flawed binary blobs in my Nexus 5). Keep chipping away at what's missing, what's broken--software and docs. If you keep at it, odds are you'll run across things which will make UT stand out. Especially since the big players can make game changing mistakes (I'm watching Google's tensions with the EU and their increasing control of Google Apps with interest).
Caller blocking, the next generation
Re: Caller Blocking?
So I couldn't stand it any more, and remembered an old Nokia N900 hack which sorta did the job. I have a daemon running now which watches for calls on the dbus, and hangs them up if they're in my blacklist config file:
You want the tools/blacklist.py file in that project, if you want to check it out.
No, it's not a GUI or a package; if somebody wants to work with me to wrap this
in something prettier, I'd be happy to help.
I couldn't find any way to get word back to my carrier that they're not even worth
a shot in voicemail. But at least they can't ring my phone....
RE: Set partition sizes when flashing
"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread". Given your prompting, I did it too (ubuntu.img and
system.img appear to be two links to the same underlying inode) and... success. I now have
lots of room on my partition for any more packages. Very nice! So mark as a workable
technique on Nexus 5, too. Many thanks.
RE: Gotta release fast
I have to say that the transition to Xenial was a huge step, almost a defining milestone for the project. I think you made the right call after that big hurdle to get it out, even with some imperfections. Maybe from here on onward you might choose to hold back, but I think for something as big as your new release, it was right to get it out in the world rather than letting it drag on like one of those never-released "1.0"'s.
RE: Morph Browser / Useless for Music
Ok, I got impatient and dug through the UT Tweak tool. Here's a workaround if you're comfortable in a terminal (or, in my case, adb shell):
gsettings get com.canonical.qtmir lifecycle-exempt-appids
For me, this had a value:
Then I updated this value:
gsettings set com.canonical.qtmir lifecycle-exempt-appids "['com.ubuntu.music', 'com.ubuntu.terminal', 'morph-browser']"
Voila! My browser is happily running in the background.