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Re: Proposed new core library: alert.el

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: Re: Proposed new core library: alert.el
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 09:14:37 +0000

2015-11-05 2:05 GMT+00:00 John Wiegley <address@hidden>:
> alert.el is a library I've been using for the last four years to provide a
> richer notification interface than `message'. The current version is here:
>     https://github.com/jwiegley/alert/blob/master/alert.el
> It supports many alert backends:
> ;;   fringe        - Changes the current frame's fringe background color
> ;;   mode-line     - Changes the current frame's mode-line background color
> ;;   gntp          - Uses gntp, it requires gntp.el (see 
> https://github.com/tekai/gntp.el)
> ;;   growl         - Uses Growl on OS X, if growlnotify is on the PATH
> ;;   ignore        - Ignores the alert entirely
> ;;   libnotify     - Uses libnotify if notify-send is on the PATH
> ;;   log           - Logs the alert text to *Alerts*, with a timestamp
> ;;   message       - Uses the Emacs `message' facility
> ;;   notifications - Uses notifications library via D-Bus
> ;;   notifier      - Uses terminal-notifier on OS X, if it is on the PATH
> ;;   toaster       - Use the toast notification system

I think Emacs needs a more general interface for notifications, so I
agree this should be in Emacs.
Specially because I can see some Emacs packages using it, such as erc.
(though maybe it would be nice to ensure at least one package uses it
before release)

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