Re: Roadmap for the future.


Regarding focus or no focus.

I believe both of the points below will be very hard to do for a
frontend written as a plugin.  

For example, I doubt that the xchat python interface gives you
information about individual widgets inside xchat, I also know that the
perl-interface to vim doesn't give you that access.  Neither do they
give you information about when that application is focused.

I think this means that we may have to patch applications instead of
writing plugins.


On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 15:06, Nat Friedman wrote:

>     I believe that the best way to do this is to add a 'focus_widget'
>     parameter to the build_cluepacket function.  This would be a
>     widget the frontned would specify which always has focus whenever
>     the context corresponding to it is active.
>     Then, dashboard-frontend.c can check the widget to see if it has
>     focus, and can walk up to the top-level application window and see
>     if it has window manager focus.  If the widget is focused and the
>     window is focused, then the context is active and
>     Cluepacket.Focused = true.

>     This will give us part 1 of the behavior described above.
>     To get part 2, we have to also hook up to the i-got-focus events
>     on the window and the widget, so that when the context gains
>     focus, we can send a new cluepacket to the dashboard.

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