[2008.09][FSO] Programming interface to wifi Icon

Arigead captain.deadly at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 15:31:31 CEST 2008

Joel Newkirk wrote:
> On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 14:39:08 +0100, Arigead <captain.deadly at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Sorry Yes I would like to use the Icon on the top of the illume bar. I 
>> was thinking interfacing this to my daemon so regardless of app you can 
>> see the wifi status the same as you can see the GSM status at present.
>> If anybody knows about "somewhat different" :-) Would this presently be 
>> set by Kernel code the Window Manager?
> It's part of the edje setup for the main screen, in illume.edj. (well, that
> can differ - I've always installed illume-config and illume-config-illume)
> You can think of the .edj file as a theme package of sorts, although it
> abstracts more UI handling out of the program than traditional theming. In
> OO fashion it separates all the user interaction into the edje file, with
> the main application interacting via signals to change UI or respond to
> user actions and triggers generated by the UI itself.
> You can set up in the .edj file to support changing icons triggered by
> signals from 'outside', and emit signals when some UI interaction (IE,
> click the icon) takes place.  I'm interested in doing something similar
> with USB, showing whether it's in host or device mode, networking vs mass
> storage if device mode, sending or expecting power, forcing 500mA or 1000mA
> charging, and ability to change all the above.
> The program edje_editor is great for taking a look at such features.  It's
> part of the E17 desktop setup, I've been playing with it in the developer
> VM I'm working on.  It takes the intact .edj file and extracts all the
> configs, images, etc from it and gives you a nice WYSYWIG GUI editor.  BTW
> - I printed out the actual text config from illume.edj, it's about 100
> pages long...  A simpler starting point to learn your way around .edj and
> edje_editor is illume_init.edj, the startup theme.  (second view of the
> boots, with the green scanning back and forth instead of indicating percent
> progress)  It's quite easy to drop in a different background image,
> redefine the animation, etc this way.
> (Now what we really need is a tool running ON the FR that decompiles the
> main .edj file and lets us replace wallpaper, etc - basic customization,
> not full-on UI redesign work)
> j
Joel you're a star. Thanks a million for your help on this. Your USB 
version sounds like a great one as well so let us know when you get that 
done. Be great to click the icon and get the options no fuss.

It's the logical place for Info/Feedback/Options.

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