Re: [Deskbar] Unavailable handlers in prefs?
- From: Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <kamstrup daimi au dk>
- To: Raphael Slinckx <raphael slinckx net>
- Cc: deskbar-applet-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Deskbar] Unavailable handlers in prefs?
- Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 00:12:11 +0200
It's just with stuff like GoogleLive for example it would be nice with a
way to tell the user that we are here, but are unavailable at the time
because of this and that...
When we (or others) start introducing more complex handlers it will be
nice to be able to produce feedback in some sane non-intrusive way.
I really understand that we don't want to sprinkle unused handlers
around in the GUI, that was also why I asked you guys if you had any
I still believe that there should be some way or other (not involving a
terminal) to discover all the handlers.
On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 18:28 +0200, Raphael Slinckx wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 13:12 +0100, Joao Inacio wrote:
> > > I don't know exactly how to do this without taking up to much screen
> > > real estate or clutter the prefs dialog. We could use two tabs
> > > "Available Handlers" and "Unavailable Handlers" or something like that.
> > > We could also use an expander but it doesn't fit that good in the
> > > current layout.
> > > Then there's an external dialog (activated by a button in prefs)...
> > >
> > Hmm how about showing all handlers?
> > the ones who dont want to load could be shown diferently (a change in
> > color?) and if i try to activate one, a pop up would open with a
> > textview containing the console messages?
> > or is it too much work to intercept these?
> What I don't get is why display handlers that cannot be loaded anyway ?
> The error message is just for debugging purpose, it isn't even
> If the "requirements" function return False, the handler cannot be
> loaded, that's it, there is no point in showing it.
> Why would i see Galeon or mozilla handlers if i'm not using them ? They
> would just take place and serve no useful purpose..
> I don't see other cases in the current situation where a module could
> usefully display an error message.. Either it crashes and then it's a
> bug, or it works and it's fine. If the module don't want to be loaded,
> we just don't load it..
> Does that sound convincing ?
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