feature idea: non-displayed alerts

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feature idea: non-displayed alerts

Postby JoeCrow » Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:58 pm

I think that additional types of alerts should be implemented (such as playing a sound, sending a text message to a cell phone, running an applescript, etc.)

Is there any plan for something like this?

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Postby bgannin » Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:06 pm

We already do. Click on a contact, Get Info, click on Alerts tab, add an alert and customize as needed.
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Postby JoeCrow » Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:13 pm

I'm talking about for a generic application, not adium. For example, if I wanted Growl to play a sound whenever it receives the "gCount-NewMail" notification from gCount.

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Postby bgannin » Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:26 pm

My bad, I'm a dumbass :roll:

That's what I get for not looking at the sub-forum before posting, I assumed I was in an Adium one *smacks self*

A display plugin could, I assume, be easily written to do what you are asking, although it wouldn't necessarily display a visible alert then. To do so architecturally it would likely take some significant changes, but it has been a while since I looked at the Growl source.
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Postby The_Tick » Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:00 am

We have 2 non-display display plugins that will do email and NSLog/Logging. The problem becomes that these are kinda oxymorons, wouldn't you think?

We're going to be doing functional plugins soonish, we'll see if things like this fit into what you are describing, or if we'll stick with display plugins. This will be a while little while regarding what we do end up with though.


Oh, and Bgannin, that would have been a good answer for Adium :P

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Postby bgannin » Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:08 am

The_Tick wrote:Oh, and Bgannin, that would have been a good answer for Adium :P


Hence the "i'm a dumbass" a half hour before you :P
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Postby The_Tick » Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:14 am

bgannin wrote:
The_Tick wrote:Oh, and Bgannin, that would have been a good answer for Adium :P


Hence the "i'm a dumbass" a half hour before you :P


Oh, I meant that one :P

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Postby JoeCrow » Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:15 am

Well, from the growl website: "Growl is a global notification system for Mac OS X." If I take that sentence separate from the next sentence ("Any application can send a notification to Growl, which will display an attractive message on your screen."), then I think that Growl should support any type of "notification," not only "display" notifications.

I understand that this would create (at least) these two major problems.
1. Growl would have to be changed to support generic plugins, not just display plugins.
2. Growl would have to be able to perform multiple "alerts" for a single "notification."

Adding this ability, in my mind, would make Growl a true "alerts manager" that could manage all of the alerts (aka feedback) for multiple applications.

I am just wondering if this is the direction in which Growl is headed, or if Growl will solely be used for display alerts. If it is only going to be display alerts, then I won't be using it. It doesn't make much sense to me to partially rely on external code and partially on internal code for alerts, when in fact I would like an alerts manager for my program.

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p.s. I would be willing to work on Growl to make it a global alerts manager that supports all types of alerts/feedback.

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Postby The_Tick » Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:21 am

I swear that's what I said up there :P

get on freenode, #growl, and we can discuss this better probably.

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Postby blm » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:04 am

JoeCrow wrote:2. Growl would have to be able to perform multiple "alerts" for a single "notification."


For what it's worth, this is something I'd really like to see.

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Postby The_Tick » Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:22 pm

blm wrote:
JoeCrow wrote:2. Growl would have to be able to perform multiple "alerts" for a single "notification."


For what it's worth, this is something I'd really like to see.


We're aware of this.

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Postby Diggory » Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:46 pm

I've made a simple SMS plugin for Growl - it should make its way into a release at some point in the future.

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Postby The_Tick » Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:23 pm

Diggory wrote:I've made a simple SMS plugin for Growl - it should make its way into a release at some point in the future.


The only thing I don't like about it is the requirement for that one service. If we could hook into multiple that'd be cool :)


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