Do you mean the OS system tray or the
Eclipse status bar?
Marcel Bruch <marcel.bruch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Discussions about the
Project News Notifications in Eclipse?
> On 12 Feb 2015, at 15:43, Ian Skerrett <ian.skerrett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> On 12/02/2015 9:30 AM, Mickael Istria wrote:
>>> I agree 100% but shouldn't we at least try to make sure we
are using what we have today? If we create a new shiny channel, it is not
clear we will actually use it.
>> I didn't have in mind to create another channel with dedicated
content/governance and so on, but more to make usual channels (Foundation
news, project news, PlanetEclipse and others) visible inside the IDE through
>> As you said this already exists for the Foundation news, it seems
to be mainly a matter of rethinking where and when user would like to see
such news. What about showing those news as notifications just like Facebook
or Google+ do with some red icon when there is new content to read? It
seems to be a good compromise between high visibility and low intrusion.
> Excellent. I am all for getting the Foundation news feed included
in as many places as possible. :-)
This sounds like a general +1 for putting feed content into the IDE. Sources
can be any RSS feed. This certainly needs some kind of UI to allow users
manage feeds and some not-so-much intrusive way to notify them about news.
This is the next interesting discussion.
The tip of the day proposal already got some - 1. Mylyn style notification
popups may also be a bit too intrusive IMHO.
I was thinking about a system tray icon, or toolbar item - only visible
when there are news.