[openbox] sound?

Dave Foster daf at minuslab.net
Sun Nov 25 20:51:28 EST 2007

Why not rig up an external utility like devilspie to do the same thing?
Not sure what it provides but I'm sure external execution of something
is an option.


On Sun, 2007-11-25 at 20:25 -0500, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> Hi, I have just started using openbox and I am _very_ impressed.
> There's just one feature I miss - playing sounds for window events.
> My other two favourite window managers, windowmaker and sawfish,
> both allow this.  Assuming nobody is currently working on it,
> I'd like to give it a try.
> But first: is this at all consistent with openbox design objectives?
> Will it not be considered excessive bloat?  In fact there's no need
> for interfacing with ALSA or another sound API: it would be enough
> to provide hooks to execute a user specified shell command after each
> event.  The command could come either from the rc.xml file or from
> the theme.  Thoughts?

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