[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Alerting users in case of write errors (sl#1842)

Martin Abente mabente at paraguayeduca.org
Thu Jun 10 14:56:16 EDT 2010

We really really really ... need a general notification system. :D

On Thu, 2010-06-10 at 14:39 -0400, Frederick Grose wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Anish Mangal
> <anishmangal2002 at gmail.com> wrote:
>         I was planning on fixing sl#1842 [1] but I'm not sure what
>         should be
>         the correct method of alerting users incase a write error does
>         occur.
>         Should I popup a dialog box, or use alerts like the one used
>         in chat,
>         sugar-commander? Suggestions welcome.
>         [1] http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1842,
> An alert like a chat or Activity sharing invitation would be nice, but
> one with a more visible signal is needed.
> I imagine an alert icon that rises out of the Frame, enlarges and
> glows for a few moments, then settles back to the Frame, but then
> shows a glowing edge or corona and bumps up slightly every 15 or 30
> seconds in case the learner was focused on another Activity at the
> time the alert was first displayed (or just decided to postpone
> attention to the alert and then forgot about the pending need for
> attention).
> Of course, the icon should be clickable and reveal a useful palette of
> actions at any point in its lifetime.
> New alerts with behavior like the above would be welcome for
> invitations as well as errors.
> Thanks!           --Fred
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