[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Messages notification

Frederick Grose fgrose at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 23:24:00 EST 2010

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi Martin,
> On 8 Dec 2010, at 05:11, Martin Abente wrote:
> > The design looks great, and I like the fact that it attaches each
> notification to its real context when there is a visible one (i,e an
> activity, journal, battery device icon, etc).
> >
> > How would it work with notifications that are not related to an activity
> or with a visible context?
> Notifications not related to an activity or existing visible context would
> pulse and add new icons in the same way that transfer to/from notifications
> are designed. Here's an example showing your schoolserver institutional
> broadcast message example:
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Design_Team/Proposals/Notifications#School_server_messages

Thanks for these mock-ups!

As an aside, but relevant to implementation design, the schoolserver icon
colors should probably be determined by a characteristic of the schoolserver
(for consistency among learners or on instances with different learner
names), much like the access point colors are derived from the SSID.


I am rather worried at the amount of use cases being raised, constant
> outside distractions and notifications are a productivity and deep thought
> killer. Hopefully you're just trying to make sure a design can cover all
> your possible base cases ;-)


> --Gary
> > Possible use cases (examples):
> >
> > * XS registration messages.
> > * Automatic updater messages.
> > * Sugar critical errors report.
> > * Institutional broadcast messages.
> > * Anything that simply requires displaying a message.

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