[Galago-devel] extending presence
chipx86 at gnupdate.org
Tue Apr 26 11:57:27 EEST 2005
Wow, sorry for the late response. I actually haven't been reading my
e-mail too much lately, and there's usually no traffic on here! :)
I've heard many requests for the situation you're describing, and it
doesn't really fall under the presence model I'm aiming for. However,
I would like to see, or start, a profiling model, spec, and
applications sometime in the future for such a thing. Profiles would
be very flexible, and could enable/disable various services, in theory.
As far as popups, if applications moved to a common notifications spec
(such as the one that Mike Hearn and I proposed), all notifications
could easily be shut off at once. However, we don't have any official,
agreed upon spec for such a thing yet.
So, in short, the aim for Galago is to provide user presence
information. Your description of profiles is very much compatible with
the project, but is more of a sub-project that wouldn't depend on
Galago. It'd be neat to have, though.
On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 11:29:11AM -0500, Mark <line72> Dillavou wrote:
> Hi All!
> -Last week I was sitting through a series of presentations and couldn't
> help but laugh when spysweeper pops up in front of the presentation and
> starts scanning. Then in a later presentation, Norton anti-virus pops
> up with error messages. And again in a later presentation, the
> presenter was getting im messages (fortunately the im window stayed
> behind the powerpoint presentation, but the presenter still had sound
> on). After watching this, I thought to myself, it sure would be nice to
> be able to change my status on a computer to something like presentation
> mode which would disable sounds, pop-ups and anything else that might
> interrupt presentations.
> I then remembered the galago project and its presence management system.
> I know that what I am proposing doesn't fall exactly in line with
> current development, but I believe that galago could be extended to
> support this if desired.
> Right now with galago, it looks like you can basically set your presence
> as here or away, and this lets other users know your status and how to
> contact you. I feel that it would be useful to have many profiles:
> here, away, presentation, meeting, gaming, etc. Not only would these
> tell other users your status, but they would also notify local programs
> of your status.
> For instance, if you set your status to presentation, this would disable
> any program from popping up or taking focus of the screen (with the
> exception of critical messages like a laptop battery dying).
> Presentation mode could also disable the screensaver, mute sounds from
> im or email notifications, and it may also disable cron jobs so your
> presentation doesn't run slowly. While I'm aiming this at
> presentations, these could easily be extended. A user could have a
> gaming profile which would disable a lot of programs, and maybe limit
> network traffic from programs other than the game. It would also
> disable cron jobs and anything else that may effect performance.
> So, is this too far off base from where you are trying to go with
> galago, or does this seem like something that could fit into the galago
> framework. I have limited time, but would be willing to help out with
> implementing this.
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Christian Hammond <> The Galago Project
chipx86 at gnupdate.org <> http://www.galago.info/
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into a tornado. here we go!!!! weeeeeee
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