[sugar] Display warnings in sugar
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Thu Jul 17 20:53:43 EDT 2008
On 17 Jul 2008, at 20:39, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:27:21AM -0300, Emiliano Pastorino wrote:
> I'm not sure of the right way to help you in the long term, but if you
> want a quick hack, you might try something like:
> 1. Install a cronjob that runs every few minutes.
> 2. When it runs, it should check the available space.
> 3. If it concludes that space is low, pop up a warning.
> Warnings can be simple X or pygtk programs (see the 'dialog'
> scripts for ideas). To get this hooked up to the running X
> you'll need to set some environment variables:
> Ask if you need more help.
Just out of interest, where is the code that raises the AP network
authentication name/pass request? That feels like a pretty close
template fit to such a critical warning.
I must just say I'm not 100% convinced about how successful a warning
will be (but it is better than nothing). I've hit the issue a couple
of times and it was not some slow incremental case where I could take
sensible action. Both times, as I recall, I was downloading some
~large library or binary which maxed out the space in one go before I
realised the size.
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