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Bug 723246 - Rule-based keyword highlighting
Rule-based keyword highlighting
Product: polari
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Polari maintainers
Polari maintainers
: 773140 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-01-29 17:28 UTC by Jean-François Fortin Tam
Modified: 2021-06-10 11:03 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Jean-François Fortin Tam 2014-01-29 17:28:26 UTC
As a module maintainer, I'd like to be able to have notifications when the name of my project/module is mentioned in a public channel, though I'd like to have exceptions to the rule.

So, for example, whenever someone mentions "pitivi" (case insensitive) in #gstreamer I'd like to be notified, but when someone says "pitivi" in the #pitivi channel, that's just a "normal" conversation that does not require highlighting.

I could imagine a preference UI where you can add some simple highlighting "rules" in a dialog:

   Notify me when this text is said: [ bananas    ]

   (o) For all rooms
       Except: [ #gnome-hackers #gstreamer        ]

   ( ) Only for these rooms: [ #donkeykong        ]

Or, perhaps more simply (there are various ways to design such a UI):

   Text to highlight: [ bananas       ]
   [x] Except in these rooms: [ #gnome-hackers #gstreamer     ]

Would be pretty nifty.
Comment 1 Florian Müllner 2016-10-18 09:11:23 UTC
*** Bug 773140 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Gautier Pelloux-Prayer 2016-12-21 15:38:17 UTC
Would be very nice to have.
Comment 3 André Klapper 2021-06-10 11:03:56 UTC
GNOME is going to shut down in favor of
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