Event Notifications System

Biju Chacko botsie at xfce.org
Sat Jan 8 06:50:56 CET 2005


A recent post on sounds got me thinking ...

Does it make sense to have a events notification system, possibly based 
on DBUS? For example, each time a window is minimised or closed xfwm4 
could publish an appropriate event notification. A sound daemon would 
then subscribe for those events and play a sound accordingly. Similarly, 
xffm could publish an event everytime a mime-associated file is opened. 
Xfdesktop could subscribe to it and use the notifications to build a 
"Recent File" menu. xfdesktop could also use a "workspace changed" event 
to display a different backdrop for each workspace.

A generic events system would be easily adaptable to many situations ...

Does this make sense?

-- b

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