Mail notifier never worked in KMail (I knew it but I didn’t success to fix it until now).
Last week I decided to look at code but still not success, and I saw in kdepim-runtime an Akonadi agent for doing it (it was disabled by default).
When I read code I understood why it was disabled, it didn’t work.
So I started to fix it. After some days and a week end to code it KMail has a real notifier.
As it’s an agent it will work event if KMail is closed, so it’s a good improvement.
So It was necessary to re-implement all KMail notifier in this agent (and I added migration settings code too).
In bugzilla a lot of bug reports asked me to display, when we had just one email, the subject, the “from” and the contact photo (if available).
It’s done for 4.11
I added 2 screenshots to show it.
Notification when we have an unique email:
I have more idea for 4.12, so I will improve it in 4.12 too, but it’s enough for 4.11.
I will fix bugs before 4.11 release.