Re: Creating custom sound events in gnome, and tracking them in Control Center

On 6 Jan 2003, Pat Smith wrote:

> I realize that I am supposed to add some code to the existing
> application, namely, an include <gnome.h> and then the gnome_trigger_do
> () function with appropriate options.  So here are my
> questions/concerns...
>   1.  For every sound event that I want to add do I have to re-write and
> re-compile the application in question?  This seems like a very scary,
> hands on task for Joe Average User.  It is definitely not high on the
> ease of use list, which I thought was a priority for the gnome desktop.

There is no other way to do it.

>   2.  Where is the documentation.

Sounds like it's waiting for someone to write it :)

>   3. OK, enuff rant.  Is there someway I could develop a kicker program,
> maybe something that would execute before the desired application was
> called. Like if I wanted to call gnome-terminal.  Maybe I could have a
> small script aliased that first did the trigger and then executed the
> gnome-terminal eg:
> <psuedocode>
> 	#Kicker file pseudo code
> 	include <gnome.h>;
> 	gnome_trigger_do ("", "program", "gnome-terminal", "startup", NULL);
> 	exec gnome-terminal
> </end psuedocode>

It sounds like what you are wanting is a special sound event for each
particular application that could be started. That pseudo code is the
right idea, but having a sound event per application is probably not
important to most people, so you may have to first convince people of that

-- Elliot
"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?'
Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'"

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