Re: [GnomeMeeting-devel-list] Re: Sound events and GnomeMeeting

<quote who="Rodney Dawes">

> An initial draft if you will. I will rethink parts of it and make a better
> mockup soon, but it seems like something we definately need. Maybe it
> would be a good idea to put up more screen shots of what other desktops
> like KDE, BeOS, QNX, and XFCE do.

Better to figure out what users need first. I would strongly suggest that
users want "ding" when an application requires their attention, and that the
circumstances in which an application should demand that attention are so
few and far between (cf. dialogues), that a single, identifiable "ding"
sound will easily satisfy the aural notification requirement. We should not
be dinging for fun. We should not be dinging on the off chance that a user
is interested in some descriptive randomosity Random J. Developer thought
was important... and we don't need a jungle of sounds to interrupt our users
with. Those are MHOs with regards to user requirements, anyway. :-)

Again, specific applications with more detailed requirements are free to
handle them all on their own.

- Jeff

-- 2004: Adelaide, Australia
                          I am Jack's smoking gun.

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