Giles Jones giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Thu Jul 19 00:48:22 CEST 2007

On 18 Jul 2007, at 23:39, Jeff Andros wrote:

> Maybe go one step further... set it up as an observer pattern  
> inside the os.  you could build a simple GUI that wraps around it,  
> but also other programs could register to be notified on a phone  
> action (damn, I really need to go over the code... this might  
> already be implemented) I like the idea of moving away from the  
> shell for things like this, getting into faster, native code, but  
> it would be really nice to be able to fall back on shell scripting  
> when you need something quick and dirty... I admit to running a  
> poll on www.openmoko.com the night before it went live (it was only  
> every 5 minutes, and I took it down once the site changed) with a  
> bash script took 5 minutes or so to write (yeah, I built a command  
> line IM daemon that took up the other 3 hours or so)

Indeed, I'm thinking something like Growl on the Mac, but not limited  
to visual notifications.


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