Re: Sound effects

Iain * wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 10:27 +0000, Iain * wrote:
>>>> These are all under the class of "something has happened which you did
>>>> not specifically ask to happen and may require your attention"
>>>> And so would be perfect candidates to have the sound.
>> So far we agree.  But one sound can't rule them all.  If I'm cooking in the
>> kitchen, I like hearing a small beep when I get mail.  I also like to hear a
>> sound when someone sends me private message on IM.  BUT, I want to be able to
>> differentiate those.  I don't run to check for every email, but there's a
>> sense of urgency to IM.  Or if my harddisk is just to die, that should really
>> shout "Your base is under attack!".
> Arguably, these sounds are application specific.
> The application should provide what sounds it needs.

Oh right, that was my other point.  Now that's like sayin "the applications
should ship their icons, we don't need an icon theme".  Note that last word,
it's a sound *theme*.  How do you get a "Startrek" sound theme if it's up to
applications to ship their sounds?!


> iain

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