Re: A Proposal For The Addition Of Color-Reactiveness To The GNOME Desktop

> Couldn't this be done like
> 	- application request a corba component called, say, event_logger
> 	- application registers events like
> 		ev_log->register_event(BUSY,"Dowloading file")
> 		ev_log->register_event(ERROR, "Network unreachable")
> 		(The string could, eg. let you click on a beacon to know 
> 		 the reason for the error or other status, or put it in
> 		 a log file or whatever)

Clicking a beacon causes it to de-iconify, and pop back into a window.
SImply moving the pointer over the beacon should produce a tooltip/hint
which shows the reason for that paticular color (or series of colors)..
Sorry I didn't make that clear in the proposal.

> 	- WM (or other applications, for that matter) requests a
> 	  component which lets them inspect the status of event_loggers
> 	  and do the appropriate thing, like displaying a beacon in the
> 	  frame decorations, or display a table of all apps and
> 	  statuses, or whatever.
> ~kzm
> -- 
> If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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