Re: Sound effects

On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 11:27 +0000, 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.

Which is why after more than 10 years of GNOME, I have 2 packages
providing custom sounds, libgnome, and gossip (check
your /etc/sound/events/ and prove me wrong).

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