[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Proposal: Simple messages notification system
dcastelo at plan.ceibal.edu.uy
Thu Jul 12 13:49:03 EDT 2012
This feature is very useful for us. For example we use it to notify users
about the release of new software images and to publish information about
contests that Ceibal promote. To send the notifications we use our updater
2012/7/6 Anish Mangal <anish at activitycentral.com>
> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com>
> > Hi Anish,
> > On 6 Jul 2012, at 07:39, Anish Mangal wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I would like to propose a feature for inclusion in 0.98 cycle, which
> >> we developed for dextrose, and is present in dextrose-3 (11.3.1 based)
> >> builds. The idea is to provide an api for simple notification messages
> >> to be displayed in the frame.
> >> The relevant details are mentioned in the associated feature page:
> >> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Simple_Messages_Notification
> > Thanks for starting the mail-list thread. Do you have any examples of
> how this notification feature is currently being used on the ground by
> dextrose users? Would be interesting to know some concrete examples and if
> you've had any direct user feedback.
> Yes, there are a couple of examples in which this is feature is used:
> 1. There is a automatic-yum-based updater in dextrose, which installs
> updates to sugar and related packages in the background, and upon
> installation, when a restart is required, a notification to that
> effect pops up. This is present in all flavors of dextrose (AU, UY,
> PY, Intl), and is also the one demonstrated on the feature page.
> 2. This feature has been used quite extensively in UY, where they use
> it to notify kids about a number of important information that the
> deployment administration needs to convey. I am cc-ing Esteban Bordon
> and Daniel Castelo, who might have more details.
> As far as feedback is concerned, we havent heard of complaints from
> deployments on this feature so far (I guess that's a positive ;-) ).
> The criticism has been to add more features to it.
> * Perhaps, there could be more notification classes. i.e., different
> alert types/icons
> * Prioritization of some alerts over others
> So far, this is a basic implementation which doesn't get in people's
> way and mostly works. We can add more bells and whistles to it, but I
> would want to upstream it first and add them later (with proper design
> discussions around them)
> Let me know if you need more clarification :-)
> > Regards,
> > --Gary
Ing. Daniel Castelo
Plan Ceibal - Área Técnica
Avda. Italia 6201
Montevideo - Uruguay.
Tel.: 2 601 57 73 Interno 2228
E-mail : dcastelo at plan.ceibal.edu.uy
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