Re: Fwd: Re: Request for Comments: GNOME Notifier

Le Vendredi 30 Juillet 2004 19:46, Franco Catrin a écrit :
> El vie, 30-07-2004 a las 08:54, Olivier Goffart escribió:
> [...]
> > The notification protocol need to be extendend to receive following
> > flags:
> >
> > -A bitmask, or a string list, containing what action needs to be
> > preformed (play a sound, show a passivepopup, a message box, blink the
> > taskbar entry, raise the window, log to a file, execute a program, ....)
> Those are implementation details in the server.  I think that the
> specification is about what is in between the client and the server and
> not how a server will make the actual notification.
> For example, a GNOME notification system user interface will be ruled by
> the Human Interfaces Guidelines, and KDE notification server will be
> ruled by their own usr interfaces guidelines.

With the actual KNotify, you can configure every event, and enable or disable 
sounds / popups / others  for every notificaiton you want (with kcontrol for 
Configurable or not, some action make more sens with some events than others.

It would be bad to display a popup when you minimize a window (this event is 
handled by KNotify)
And it is quite useless to play a sound when the multimedia player start 
playing a track.

So the client need to tell to the deamon what operations should be performed.

> > -The Window Identifier of the originating window, used if we need to
> > blink the task bar entry or raised.
> This make sense for me. But I would only use it to blink the taskbar
> entry.  In this case there is no point in implementing this blink in the
> client.

It should be done in the deamon, because things like blinking task bar might 
be WM specific.

> > -The name of the file where the event may be logged.
> Again, that is an implementation detail.  It can use the application
> name to look up for a filename or entry name in a log file.

Could be.
KNotify let the user the choice of the filename, and even to select a 
different filename for each.

I assume here all the event configuration stuff are handled by the client. So 
if we want to made the event logged in a particular file, we have to send it 
to the deamon.
Or we could perform the logging operation in the client library. 

> > -The program name which should be executed, after some prosessing (for
> > example, %s is replaced by the message in knotify, %a by the applicaiton
> > name, ....)
> I don't understand this point

If you have a KControl on the hand, go to the notificaiton page in more 
option, and see the context help (maj+f1) of the "execute a program" option.

But, like logging, that does not depend at all of the desktop and could maybe 
be performed in the client.

> > I'm not sucribed to the desktop-devel-list, please keep me or
> > kde-core-devel in CC.  (or move the thread on  xdg freedesktop org ? )
> I vote for moving to xdg

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