Exposure in paroli? [was: Re: Exposure]

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at rasterman.com
Fri Jan 30 03:44:55 CET 2009

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 04:44:49 -0800 (PST) c_c <cchandel at yahoo.com> said:

> Hi,
> Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> > 
> > Sure, FSO is not concerned with UI things.
> > 
>   Well, to my mind, the end user wouldn't care whether the 'thing' is UI or
> not. I would imagine that the settings app would need to (ideally) handle
> everything in one place, irrespective of what happens in the background.
>   I agree that we need use the FSO/DBus abstraction for all that it provides
> - but there will be things that will also need to be handled by this app
> which have no abstraction in place and will have to be handled directly.
>   Rasterman's mail also opens interesting possibilities. We could have the
> settings app launched from e's settings panel. That way, e handles all the
> UI stuff and the app handles the FSO stuff - and everything stays in one
> place - the place most users are anyway going for setting whatever they can
> as of now.
>   How does that sound?
>   @ Rasterman - would it be possible to modify Illume to display a category
> drop down on the top bar, group apps by categories and show only those apps
> that belong to the category chosen?

possible - not that i'm going to do it - but anything is possible with code. :)
i am not touching the launcher in illume as i am going to pretty much gut it
anyway later.

if you want a settings app - write one. if the .desktop Categories have System
and Settings in it - it will get listed under the system "tab" in e's settings
panel - clicking it will launch that app.

>   Also, can Illume handle some kind of a notification pop up - that gets
> data from the DBus for eg?

e has a notification module that does this with the xdf notifications dbus
protocol - it likely wont look great on a small screen - but it'll work.

>   I'm not very clear about what's being done in the theme (so to say) in e
> and what's being done in code. Could you clarify? 

it depends on the exact situation.

>   Also, can you point me to any examples/doc's on how Illume works? Thanks.

not really - code. illume is just a module (plugin) for e (think of it like a
kernel module or a firefox addon). it just changes e's behavior and ui a bit.
the problem is its too much in 1 place and needs splitting up.

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