#instantbird log on 04 19 2010

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07:01:28 <flo> hi :)
07:08:30 <tymerkaev> hello
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08:59:11 <Mic> hi
09:00:04 <flo> Mic: good morning :)
09:04:13 <Mic> It's 11 o'clock, I hope you're kidding me;)
09:04:40 <flo> it's still morning at 11am, isn't it? :)
09:09:35 <Mic> I guess this opinion depends on when your day starts .. ;)
09:10:09 <flo> I usually arrive at the office at 8:22am
09:10:32 <flo> and I assume it's morning until I go get lunch :)
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12:32:34 * Mic is not sure what's worse: 'software implementing bad UI behaviour of the windowing system' or 'software replacing it with something better' :S
12:33:21 <flo> Mic: hmm, example?
12:33:37 <Mic> Mathematica on Linux .. 
12:35:12 <Mic> Basically you can extend this to anything: is it worse to use something bad or to replace it with something the user doesn't expect because it's not the default behaviour?
12:41:14 <flo> the answer probably depends on the time the user has available to learn to use the new system, and how long the usage will last
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13:48:56 <Mic> Changing such things is only possible as long as few programs do it .. otherwise using a computer would be hardly possible imo (if every program would display similiar functions differently (custom dialogs, close buttons, ..) )
13:49:57 <Mic> (that's why I'm not a big friend of applications with UI themes/skins either)
13:51:10 <flo> it's possible only for applications that the users uses A LOT. Not for every little tool that will be used once a week
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17:33:50 <vicnet> hello everyone
17:33:55 <Mic> hi
17:44:44 <Morian> hey vicnet!
17:45:23 <vicnet> hi Morian
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18:32:38 <deOmega> Colorize is absolutely awesome
18:34:05 <Mic> :)
18:35:06 <deOmega> do you use it MIC?
18:35:20 <Mic> Yes, I do. And I like it
18:35:53 <deOmega> I have been sending captures to  folks :).. yeah, i am a little proud :)
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19:26:02 <Amfi> flo: I have just installed the latest nightly together with our l10n and the default buddies' group is set to 'Contacts' although the defaultGroup has been translated: http://hg.instantbird.org/l10n/pl/repos/file/2509ad1f443d/instantbird/chrome/instantbird/instantbird.properties
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19:32:44 <flo> Amfi: the defaultGroup string is used only when the default group doesn't exist yet (neither on the server side list, nor on the list stored in your profile)
19:34:00 <Amfi> Sure, but when I add a contact it should put it to the 'Kontakty' group - not 'Contacts', shouldn't it?
19:34:48 <flo> I don't understand :-/
19:35:06 <Amfi> OK, in the other way
19:35:24 <Amfi> I have a buddy on my list
19:36:13 <Amfi> he is currently in the group 'Aaa' created by me
19:36:46 <Amfi> when I right-click him and try to change the group, the English string 'Contacts' is being shown
19:36:59 <Amfi> my question is how to force it to be in PL :)
19:39:17 <flo> you probably have an empty group named "Contacts" (we don't delete empty groups (yet))
19:42:05 <Amfi> Is this group created while installing IB? Is there a possibility to have it localizable?
19:42:47 <flo> it's created when you add a contact and don't specify a group, and are running using the en-US
19:43:19 <flo> if you created your profile before you started working on the translation, it was probably created while you were running the en-US version
19:47:19 <Amfi>  yeah, i've installed the EN version first. Seems like in PL build it should work properly. Thanks, I understand it now :)
19:51:05 <flo> no problem :)
19:51:32 <flo> Thanks for checking carefully that all details are localized :)
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20:14:15 <deOmega> SPLAT!!  tiring day.   have a godo one folks.
20:14:32 <deOmega> hi Flo..   colorize is awesome, thanks
20:14:35 <deOmega> working very well
20:14:55 <flo> deOmega: you are welcome :)
20:15:50 <deOmega> ah, that reminds me.. one moment before i go.. there is a command  i remember doing in Mirc.. will look for it befor ei shut down
20:18:18 <deOmega> found it.. it is used in MIRC.. so do not know   if or how it can be implemented here and  I am  pretty sure it is extremely low priority.. but here it is for what it is worth:
20:18:38 <deOmega> Replying to a user by clicking on  his name and bring it into the editbox:
20:18:38 <deOmega> There's the inbuilt nick-completion that you can use without a mouse, just type the first few letters of a nick, and keep pressing TAB until the right one appears.
20:18:38 <deOmega> Failing that, using this line in Options/Mouse under 'Nick List':
20:18:38 <deOmega> Code:
20:18:38 <deOmega> editbox -fa $$1 $+ : $editbox($active)
20:18:38 <deOmega> This will remove the ability of double-clicking a nick to bring up a query window, but will put the nick followed by a colon at the start of the editbox, even if you've already typed something.
20:19:22 <deOmega> see u tomorrow
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20:20:28 <flo> heh, he left before I could give the link to the replytonick add-on :-/
20:21:04 <flo> in case he reads the log: http://queze.net/goinfre/replytonick-1.0.xpi
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21:01:24 <Mic> good night
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21:43:47 <flo> deOmega: http://log.bezut.info/instantbird/100419/#m110
21:44:55 <flo> deOmega: with this add-on, clicking on a message adds "<nick>: " at the beginning of the input box.
21:45:44 <flo> and, we have discussed things related to completion using the tab key a while ago (some notes are at https://wiki.instantbird.org/Brainstorm:completion)
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21:46:20 <flo> "we discussed completion on IRC in april 2009" uh, already a year :-/
21:48:07 <deOmega> hi  Flo.
21:48:17 <deOmega> I will be right there...   awesome
21:51:21 <deOmega> wait.. so  u have that feature?  
21:51:28 <deOmega> i am gonna do teh addon
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21:56:55 <deOmega> hello?
21:58:43 <flo> deOmega: "wait.. so u have that feature? " it's an add-on.
21:58:54 <deOmega> flo: haha
21:58:57 <deOmega> yes,  it works now
21:59:03 <deOmega> thank you so much
21:59:06 <flo> I mean, the "click" thing, not the tab completion
21:59:28 <flo> it doesn't do anything when clicking on your own message, because this is very likely a mistake
21:59:52 <flo> (a known bug: it shouldn't do anything either when clicking on a link inside a message)
22:00:15 <deOmega> flo: this is actually better than mirc... because with MIRC, when you enable it,  you can not  singleclick on someone's name in  the nick list and start a pm
22:00:19 <flo> if you click on a link, you are most likely opening the link, not clicking to reply
22:00:21 <deOmega> this is nice.  works
22:01:02 <deOmega> man.. this is so nice
22:01:03 <flo> it works on the whole message, including the nick, date, etc... so it's a pretty big target for the mouse
22:01:16 <deOmega> flo: yes
22:01:21 <deOmega> lol
22:02:03 <flo> the really nice part is how simple the source code of the add-on is
22:02:10 <flo> reply to nick is https://hg.instantbird.org/addons/repos/rev/9e463698651b
22:02:25 <flo> Colorize is https://hg.instantbird.org/addons/repos/rev/f337575da2de
22:02:36 <flo> each of them took less than 2 hours to fully develop.
22:02:52 <deOmega> flo: wait, when i clicked on that link.. i got your nick here too
22:03:02 <deOmega> but that is s till NOT  an issue.. this is simply nice
22:03:11 <flo> I said it's a known bug
22:03:19 <flo> when clicking on a link it should not do that
22:03:54 <deOmega> OK... sometimes i think i gloss over pertinent information, due to excitement :)
22:04:34 <flo> don't worry, we all do that sometimes ;)
22:05:16 <deOmega> however,   because of the clarity  and ease with communicating this allows..  such abug is not a deal killer for me
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22:06:04 <deOmega> seems like you have a lot of hidden addons in your  bag..  i would take them all :)
22:06:14 <flo> it's only an add-on, not a feature integrated in the product so... I tend to think bugs are more acceptable their, when the feature that is the whole point of the add-on works
22:06:31 <deOmega> makes sense
22:06:46 <flo> *there
22:07:00 <deOmega> the cool thing is, it does not do it to my own text
22:07:41 <flo> deOmega: "seems like you have a lot of hidden addons in your bag.." not really. But I have a lot of add-on ideas in my todo list ;)
22:08:37 <deOmega> flo: haha
22:08:54 <deOmega> can you make the feature require doubleclick?
22:09:30 <flo> hmm
22:09:38 <flo> I guess that would make sense
22:09:50 <flo> another improvement I want to do is when replying to multiple people
22:10:30 <flo> currently it does "<nick1>: <nick2>: <nick3>: ", I'd like it to do instead "<nick1>, <nick2>, <nick3>: " :)
22:11:02 <deOmega> ah, comma vs colon?
22:11:43 <deOmega> you know.. the doubleclick may eliminate teh conflict with links.. since links require  just single click
22:11:44 <flo> that's what I would write if it wasn't automated, so I guess the automation should match my behavior :)
22:11:49 <deOmega> no?
22:12:06 <flo> yes. But I think I'll eliminate links anyway
22:12:25 <flo> but double click will eliminate the conflict with selecting in order to put in the clipboard
22:12:44 <deOmega> right right
22:13:18 <flo> anyway, it's late, I need to sleep. Good evening! :)
22:13:27 <deOmega> I will say this... I use mirc as my irc client... when you are ready to do the IRC aspect
22:13:41 <deOmega> i woould be more than happy just  to itemize what woudl  make me give up mirc
22:13:55 <deOmega> flo: ok.. have a great evening.. thanks a million
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