Any alternative ideas to fullscreen popup-messages?

Jon Phillips jon at
Wed Jan 31 20:53:55 CET 2007

On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 20:13 +0100, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> Let's distinguish two types of popup-dialogs:
> a) informative (i.e. battery low, incoming sms, sms sent)
> b) confirmative ("Mickey calling. Answer / Ignore / Reject?", "Do you
> want to remove all contacts?")
> Right now, we're leaning towards (ab)using the bottom status bar (in
> openmoko-language called 'footer') for informative dialogs and using
> half screen (480x320) popup dialogs for confirmative.
> What do you think?

This sounds like a wise solution and also well thought out to usage. How
will multiple messages get dealt with? I like how notifications work in
GNOME and how they stack for informative messages.

For confirmative messages, this seems like it could work, but still
needs to be thought about if their is blocking allowed, and/or some type
of queue for dialogs and/or how will queued messages be shown in UI.

Mickey, has this been thought of and/if so, what solutions? Also, how
can we help more on this ?


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