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Re: Message Indicator message weighting
Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> For the moment, I think the messaging menu will stay binary ("no queue"
> vs "stuff to do"). But we definitely have a priority / urgency goal for
> Karmic in notifications. We are turning on a debug behaviour for
> notify-osd so that urgency will be visible on notifications (it will be
> turned off again before the release) to help us identify which apps use
> urgency well and which abuse it. And we'll be testing various algorithms
> to use the notification urgency for message duration, queuing priority,
> and discarding in the case of an overfull queue. So there's lots of
> thinking to be done on the general subject of event / message urgency,
> and perhaps that will bring us back to the messaging menu with a
> different perspective.
i'd say * too much thoughts are being put into this indicator * applet...
a simple indicator applet behaviour would be to
1> consolidate all the different messaging icons in one location
2> instead of using the general envelope icon for im clients, a logical
icon would be to show the icon of the application being used,
ie: if pidgin is working > indicator applet shows the icon of pidgin ,
3> if several messaging apps are open , show the icon of the last
application used , and the rest in the dropdown menu.
4> clicking the icon displayed in the applet should directly show the
5> applications minimize to the indicator applet when minimized
6> displayed icon of the application retains the options available for
the application, which were present on right clicking the icon in the
more pressing concerns in the indicator applet are:
1> envelope icon as universal indicator applet icon makes no sense ,
since most of the *general population dont use the email clients * ,
rather they use the im clients more .
2> thunderbird the more popular email client than evolution , is not
listed in the indicator applet
3> even though the indicator applet shows the pidgin/xchat , these
clients , are displayed in the notification area , this dual
representation destroys the purpose of reducing the abuse of
this weighing is based that an email/im has more importance, which is
* only the user can know which is more important * .
so when any new event occurs showing the icon of the application and
then implementing the red/yellow/green dots for the contacts is more
message weighing purely based on dots and the envelope icon are not that
helpful. the weighing needs to be for that particular application.