Re: Wierd idea

Shouldn't the application use the CORBA Event Service to notify the panel?
Then any authorized listener, even a background process running on a machine
around the world, could register and listen for this event.

The panel object, upon receiving one of these events, could then send
"hints" to the WM.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Looney <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 1998 9:38 AM
Subject: Wierd idea

> Is it possible to tell when a window has been updated by another
>application ? I was just thinking that it would be nice to have an
>omnipresent dockapp that you could get to light up, when an application
>refreshes (netscape downloads, balsa detects a new email).
> Can it be done ? Or, would it be more something for the desktop software,
>to have some way that applications could register with the panel, and say
>"My status is now pending user input", or "My status is now ALERT" ?
> This would be neat...or has it been done, and discarded as silly ?
> "I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star.
>    We are Grey. We stand between the darkness and the light."
>John "Kate" Looney, Horizon Open Systems. Sun Microsystems distributor and
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