Re: raindrop messaging integration

I went and built raindrop just to see what it can do.  I haven't quite gotten a good grip on it yet.  It seems though that integration with Zeitgrist might have some advantages.  I don't know what a visual shell and raindrop would do other than notifications?


On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 5:35 AM, William Jon McCann <william jon mccann gmail com> wrote:
Hey Bryan,

Yeah it sounds like we do have similar goals and it would be great to
be able to work well together.  It seems like the Message Tray may be
a natural place for our designs to fit together.  While I don't have a
good idea of what this may mean yet (still digesting the links you
sent) I wanted to say it sounds like a great idea with a lot of

Would like to hear what you and others think.


On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Bryan Clark <clarkbw gnome org> wrote:
> Hey -
> We just announced the release of Raindrop [1] a new messaging system we've
> been working on for a little while now.  I'm announcing to this list because
> I think Raindrop could provide a lot of value to gnome-shell as many of the
> design goals are similar.  It's likely best to read the introduction blog
> entry [2] and look over the limited code documentation [3] if you're
> interested but I'll give the 30 second run down here.
> Raindrop is being designed as a message system specifically for how people
> communicate in today's web environment; i.e. email, mailing lists, twitter,
> etc.  The system itself is a CouchDB daemon service that knows how to pull
> down your email and twitter (process and index them) and then can serve them
> back as JSON objects.  Raindrop includes a built in messaging web
> application that also gets served from the same place, you'll see demos of
> it in the videos.
> We only had the chance to do a couple iterations and are working to develop
> some real web apis [4] which could be useful for integration of contacts,
> messages, and other data Raindrop provides.
> I'm not suggesting that gnome-shell pulls in Raindrop today and starts using
> it, we are definitely not ready for that.  I am hoping that gnome-shell
> people will find Raindrop interesting and that we can start looking at how
> we could work with each if it makes sense.
> Let me know if there are questions.  I still can't seem to run the shell
> with my thinkpad nvidia card but am looking for another system to try it on.
> Cheers,
> ~ Bryan
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