Re: ANNOUNCE: grapevine 0.1 "The flying sheep" released

I may be misunderstanding this, but it sounds like he's developed
a generic message posting solution like syslog, but for application
programs.  If all programs went through some standard
library to display errors and messages, then how they're actually
presented could be customized in one place.  Maybe you just
have it pop up a dialog like normal.  Maybe you want
your error dialogs to use speach synthesis to talk to you. 
Maybe you want it to send the errors to your text pager or
cell phone.  

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Rothwell" <rothwell holly-springs nc us>
To: "Pawel Salek" <pawsa theochem kth se>
Cc: "Gnome Developers" <gnome-devel-list gnome org>
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: grapevine 0.1 "The flying sheep" released

> My enthusiasm is, grapevine appears to be a generic solution. I.e., one
> that offers a chance to provide a consistent solution to the problem.
> Focus-grabbing dialogs at least are standard-issue, if irritating.
> Grapevine may provide a standard alternative to them.
> -M
> On 04 May 2001 16:11:42 +0200, Pawel Salek wrote:
> > 
> > On 2001-05-04 15:47 Michael Rothwell wrote:
> > >  
> > > This really would rock. I would love to say goodbye to the
> > > focus-grabbing dialogs that programs put up when they have something
> > > "important" to tell me. 
> > 
> > I don't really understand your enthusiasm: If you want to modify an
> > application to use grapevine, you could as well fix it and remove
> > focus-grabbing code  (or perhaps just modify your window manager
> > settings; you can ask sawfish to show the dialog boxes on the current
> > desktop). I guess the point is to queue notifications so one does not
> > get ten separate dialogs scattered all over the screen but gets them
> > sorted by their priority. Am I missing something?
> > 
> > (of course, I welcome all the projects that increase GNOME usability).
> > 
> > /Pawel
> > -- 
> > Pawel Salek (pawsa theochem kth se)
> > Theoretical Chemistry Division, KTH voice: +46 8 790-8202
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