dstiles - 4:56 pm on Sep 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
An update on this. So far I have the following working:
tkremind icon on panel
Set tkremind Options to "feed popped-up reminder to command's standard input" (no idea why/which command but seems to work).
run in terminal: (remind -z0 ~/.reminders) &
(assumes remind/tkremind data file .reminders is in home folder)
close terminal: remind stays in task list (ie running)
As long as tkremind is open the reminders trigger a popup display (no idea what app displays it but a small, plain-clothes, silver job). If I close tkremind, remind drops out of the task list and (as expected) no popups.
If I launch tkremind again the task is automatically added to the task list again; any near-recent reminders cause a popup. Close tkremind and all gone again.
It looks as if I need to have tkremind on the "open apps" task bar, otherwise the remind task fails. Which is a bit of a nuisance.
When I have a moment I'll ask in the remind forum, possibly the mint forum. I suspect the above is going to be as good as it gets, though.
Shame about kalarm. :(