[Usability] A virtual terminal inside GNOME session
- From: "Pedro de Medeiros" <pedrovmm+usability-list gmail com>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: [Usability] A virtual terminal inside GNOME session
- Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 16:39:38 -0200
Hello, usability team.
I believe better integration with traditional Unix Tools is a good
path for GNOME in general. A simple way of achieving this would
be, I guess, to allow Unix tools that interact through terminals
like write, talk and shutdown to interface directly with GNOME.
So what about "hiding" a virtual terminal inside GNOME session
to listen to users and system requests that are sent directly to
Some mock-ups to make my point, then. The result of a write(1)
message sent to another user:
A shutdown(8) request:
That means that when GNOME Session's virtual terminal
receives a message, it displays something, say, a virtual
terminal icon in the notification area with the message.
Has anything like that ever been considered for GNOME? I
couldn't find anything like this in the mailing list.
Comments are welcomed.
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