Re: Do-not-disturb protocol

This is a job for an audio server, rather than X.

There is no guarantee that screen and audio are coupled.  Think of the
case of a network connected speaker (and such things are now on the
				- Jim

On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 19:27 +0100, Nicolas George wrote:
> Hi.
> I wonder if anyone has considered a "do not disturb" protocol (according to
> the archives, the answer seems to be no): a protocol that would allow a
> video player to tell the instant-messaging clients to be quiet while the
> user is watching a movie.
> Such a protocol would probably be rather simple to design and implement (a
> simple property on the root window could almost do the trick), and it seems
> to me a straightforward and useful extension to a modern multimedia desktop
> environment.
> What do you think about it?
> Regards,
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