I am looking for a simple utility that lets me display ephemeral balloons (like the kind that are built into Thunderbird, or certain GNOME system notifications in Ubuntu, say) in a corner of my screen for a few seconds. Ideally, they'd also have a fade-out effect.
I am running Debian and FVWM2 as a window manager, so I'm not looking for something generic, rather than an element of GNOME or KDE.
The purpose is that I have key bindings bound to XMMS2 that control MP3 playback, including keys for advancing forward or backward in the playlist. It'd be nice to be able to see a little box for a few seconds somewhere on my screen that tells me what song I just switched to. I'd like to wire up my shortcut to a script that does that and invokes 'xmms2 next' or 'xmms2 prev'.
Your help is appreciated in advance!