State reporting (was: Re: Major FUD (was Re: Add root drive mapping to default config file))

Mike Hearn m.hearn at
Fri Jun 6 03:40:17 CDT 2003

Just have it open an arbitrary app and pipe the messages on stdin. That
way you can plug in a GTK front end, curses etc etc

On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 19:21, Gregory M. Turner wrote:
> On Thursday 05 June 2003 04:04 am, Mike Hearn wrote:
> > > We have that, this is what MESSAGE is meant to do.
> >
> > OK, cool, I guess routing that into a GUI should be on somebodies mental
> > if not marked up todo list.
> just another note (hmm, by speaking on this, I fear I am getting dangerously 
> close to volunteering): it's probably /not/ cool to use windows API's to 
> implement such a GUI -- because the messages could be coming out before core 
> GUI dlls are loaded.  I think another poster mentioned the same issue.  So I 
> guess it needs to be a pure-x thing...?  Maybe MessageBox is safe, but 
> MessageBox seems like a potentially annoying implementation.  Otherwise, 
> perhaps its possible to queue premature messages until the neccesary 
> essential dll's load up -- of course, this may never occur, resulting in 
> eerie silence...  maybe a job for interprocess RPC, since it supports string 
> arguments so well ;)
> I'd muck around with this, but right now I have cabinet.dll at the top of my 
> queue....  maybe soon....
Mike Hearn <m.hearn at>
QinetiQ - Malvern Technology Center

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