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Re: Global bar to display global information

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Global bar to display global information
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 07:53:41 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:32:47 -0700 chad <address@hidden> wrote: 

c> On Aug 16, 2011, at 1:54 PM, Jérémy Compostella wrote:

>> What is this Ted's `Emacs as a Desktop Environment' you are talking about ?

c> Some developers are pursing the idea of moving all of the `important' parts 
c> of the desktop environment inside emacs, or at least inside emacs' easy 
c> reach.  This includes `desktop widgets' and an associated `dock', that would
c> be in specialized frames/windows. It's closer to Thien-Thi Nguyen's idea
c> of a `special messages buffer' than your `global mode-line', but it could 
c> serve both purposes, and other more gui-based uses as well. You can read
c> the discussion (from emacs-devel archives) starting here:

>>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2011-05/msg00746.html

For me it was a reaction to the ridiculous GUIs in Unity and GNOME 3,
and I feel it's important to have a lightweight Emacs-only alternative.
See my post in this thread with my current emacs-panel.el for my current
status; I have much to do and any help is appreciated.  It will be on
ELPA eventually.

emacs-panel.el would definitely be a good place for global information.
In fact one example in the comments shows such a global panel.


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