[PATCH] Turn Powerdevil suspend notification into a dialog

Alex Merry kde at randomguy3.me.uk
Thu Sep 24 02:05:18 BST 2009

On Wednesday 23 September 2009 23:24:43 you wrote:
> David Nolden wrote:
> > Better would be priorities like: Minor, Major, Critical, where plasma
> > should make sure that 'Critical' notifications are _always_ noticed be
> > the user, in whatever ways, and the others could be configurable. Major
> > could be something like "Got message from ..." in kopete, and minor could
> > be something like "Person ... went online".
> I would think more categories than that. I'd expect a network error to
> be higher importance than an incoming message, yet it isn't critical.
> (I'd like to reserve 'critical' for things that really are, e.g. system
> is about to turn off :-).)

The problem with adding too many classifications is that developers don't know 
how to classify any given notification.  Is Frobbling a Quite Major or Very 
Major (or only Moderately Major) notification?

Maybe making them more semantic would be better.  Informational (eg: user came 
online), Alert (eg: user is chatting to you), Error (eg: can't connect to the 
network), Critical Error (your computer is about to go bang).

Anyway, details about priorities are something that should probably be hashed 
out separately.  I think a priority system would be very useful, though - 
filtering out informational and alert messages in a presentation, for example, 
would be very useful.


Why have I got six monitors?  Because I haven't got room for eight.
  -- Terry Pratchett
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