I was bored and tried to implement a feature I wanted for a few time on Hellanzb.
On MacOS you have Growl, and on Linux you have libnotify daemon. If you run a decent distribution and GNOME you probably got it running.
So my patch adds a option to enable notifications to this daemon. If the user enables this option he must have the notify-python bindings installed (my patch check for the module and exits with a nice error if the user does’t have it).
If everything goes smoothly the user should receive the same notifications as a MacOS user receives with Growl.
The link to the ticket is here .
UPDATE: The patch was applied on r994 :D :D Sweeeeeeet :D