#instantbird log on 02 29 2012

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01:17:40 <instant-buildbot> build #410 of linux-nightly-default is complete: Success [build successful]  Build details are at http://buildbot.instantbird.org/builders/linux-nightly-default/builds/410
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03:12:51 <clokep> I thought they'd work with passwords still....hmm....
03:12:57 <clokep> I guess I'll need to find a passworded room.
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03:47:49 <Mook_ib> you can always create your own passworded channel, right?
03:48:47 <clokep> Yeah probably.
03:50:24 <clokep> I'll try it soon. :)
03:50:39 <Mook> awesome, silent failure to join
03:50:59 <Mook> Unhandled IRC message: :concrete.mozilla.org 475 Mook_ib #instantbird-test :Cannot join channel (+k)
03:52:27 <Mook> though I did manage to join with the right key, so maybe that wasn't what he was asking for
03:52:43 <clokep> Hmmm....weird.
04:00:10 <Mook> fwiw, the channel key is "clokep" :p
04:02:08 <clokep> Mook Thanks. Seemed to work OK for me.
04:02:15 <clokep> We should handle the failed to join message though.
04:02:17 <clokep> Although Idk where.
04:02:27 <Mook> yeah, that's when I didn't supply the key
04:02:45 <clokep> I never know where to put those messages though. :-/
04:02:50 <Mook> server tab, at least?
04:02:58 <clokep> Maybe.
04:02:59 <Mook> I had it preffed on, and there was still nothing
04:03:14 <clokep> It doesn't really show much after you log on.
04:03:17 <Mook> alternatively, pretend to join anyway, but show the error there
04:03:27 <clokep> Yeah, I kind of like that better.
04:03:37 <Mook> (and don't let the user send anything to the channel)
04:03:39 <clokep> Open the conversation and show a system message "failed to join, key invalid" or something.
04:04:02 <clokep> It could just be marked as not actually being in it.
04:04:25 <Mook> well, you have the message already, "Cannot join channel (+k)"
04:04:47 <clokep> Right, just needs to be displayed.
04:04:50 <clokep> Anyway, goodnight! :)
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05:21:17 <instant-buildbot> build #497 of win32-nightly-default is complete: Success [build successful]  Build details are at http://buildbot.instantbird.org/builders/win32-nightly-default/builds/497
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08:47:49 <Mic> Hi
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10:04:26 <flo> clokep, Mook: have you tested both the /join command and the Join Chat dialogs for that password-protected-channels issue?
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10:17:18 <Mic> flo: it works with the join chat dialog and it doesn't with /join for me
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10:21:41 <aleth> Everybody logging in with JS-IRC has username Instantbir. I'm not sure if this is good, and even if it is, do we need it in the tooltip?
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10:22:01 <aleth> It's a bit confusing to the user
10:22:04 <flo> aleth: what's your question exactly?
10:22:18 <flo> is it more confusing that "chatzilla" "disgby" "adium" "Mibbit"?
10:22:24 <flo> *than
10:22:43 <aleth> What's confusing is that it's called the "username" rather thane "client ID" or something!
10:23:06 <aleth> In the tooltip it's even displayed above the real name (OK, tooltips need work anyway, but...)
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10:23:38 <flo> ok
10:23:54 <flo> so maybe displaying "Connected from: <username>@<host name>" would be less confusing
10:24:03 <aleth> Yes
10:24:06 <aleth> As a user, I expect my username to be something I have set.
10:24:42 <aleth> especially as hovering over some nicks, I see a username that corresponds to the real name (e.g. GeekShadow atm). 
10:24:43 <Mic> Can anyone get any /mode command to work?
10:25:54 <Mic> I tried v (voice), h (halfop), k (=password protect channel) and none worked for my
10:25:59 <Mic> *me
10:26:24 <flo> uh, when sending a private irc message, I have a character count displayed like on twitter. Is it intended? (or more interesting, is that count accurate?) :)
10:27:13 <aleth> Now that's a novel feature :D
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10:27:43 <aleth> I don't see it at the moment btw.
10:28:09 <flo> aleth: the UI shows it only when there's less than 200 characters left
10:28:29 <aleth> flo: Oh, so it would actually be useful if accurate!
10:28:46 <aleth> Neat, you can have a private IRC conversation with yourself ;)
10:30:24 <Mic> Seems to be off by 37 characters for me.
10:30:28 * Mic is now known as Mic2
10:30:32 <aleth> How do I open the server tab?
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10:30:47 <flo> aleth: in the advanced prefs of the account
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10:32:46 <aleth> Thanks.
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10:55:43 <Mic> Would it make sense to add "Reconnect" as action to system messages like "Your account is disconnected."?
10:56:00 <Mic> Or "Follow again" to unfollow messages for Twitter?
10:56:43 <aleth> "Follow again" seems a bit unnecessary to me.
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11:20:49 <clokep> Mic: The /join command worked for me, I did not try the join menu.
11:21:03 <clokep> What did you do for the command that it didn't work?
11:21:47 <clokep> aleth: IRC usernames don't mean anything, a lot of clients just set them (as flo mentioned), we decided to do the same to simplify account creation. I agree the tooltips need work though.
11:22:03 <clokep> Mic: I know /voice /devoice, /hop, /op work.
11:22:06 <clokep> Or they did last week. :)
11:22:29 <aleth> clokep: Yeah, my complaint was only about the user-facing side of it
11:22:51 <flo> clokep: I think Mic tried to do that using the /mode command directly
11:23:49 <clokep>  Yeah it's sending the wrong message. :-/
11:24:06 <clokep> I think...
11:24:09 <clokep> I need to investigate more.
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11:32:02 <flo> there's still a problem with the offline status when the wifi drops :(
11:32:16 <flo> I had to restart Instantbird to be able to reconnect to XMPP/IRC
11:35:12 <Mic> clokep: I used /mode with the flags, channel name and user name (in the correct order)
11:35:29 <clokep> Mic: It only takes 2 parameters...
11:35:30 <Mic> I was trying to join a password protected channel using /join
11:35:39 <clokep> That worked.
11:38:44 <clokep> It should be /join <channel> <key>
11:38:47 <clokep> Is that what you used?
11:38:50 <Mic> Yes
11:40:47 <clokep> Hmmmm....doy ou have an encoding set?
11:44:05 <Mic> Character set: UTF-8 in the account options
11:44:11 <Mic> So that should be fine, I guess
11:44:19 <clokep> Hmmmm...
11:44:25 <clokep> Was it a real room or wer eyou just testing?
11:45:14 <Mic> I created one with one instance (pre-js-irc, since mode +k didn't work there) and joined with yesterday's nightly
11:45:31 <Mic> So a testing setup, yes
11:47:46 <clokep> Does the room still exist? :P
11:50:00 <clokep> I'll look into it tonight. Thanks for filing a bug
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11:56:44 <Mic> I don't have time to file that on BIO now, will do that later if necessary
11:56:44 <Mic> bye
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12:44:21 <clokep_work> Mic: Then I don't have time to fix the bug. ;)
12:48:47 <clokep_work> Hmm...I see no reason why /mode wouldn't work. :(
12:48:51 <clokep_work> I'll need to see the generated messages.
13:20:12 <clokep_work> (Btw, if people do see problems. I'd very much appreciate bugs filed, it helps to track the issues...)
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14:28:59 <deOmega1> good morning
14:29:06 <deOmega1> http://browse.deviantart.com/customization/skins/?qh=&section=&q=instantbird#/d36c1uj
14:29:36 <deOmega1> the comments are interesting on instantbird
15:13:41 <flo> it's the mockup he attached in https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=663
15:13:46 <instantbot> Bug 663 enh, --, ---, nobody, RESO INVALID, Implement alerts tab on buddy list for notifications and alerts
15:13:50 <flo> deOmega1: Hello :)
15:15:53 <deOmega1> flo: hi flo
15:16:11 <deOmega1> ha, redundancy there
15:20:21 <deOmega1> regardless of the negative comments, I like the optimism and apparent interest expressed by sabret00the
15:20:32 <deOmega1> is that someone in here or comes in here?
15:20:46 <flo> he used to come here
15:20:52 <flo> at the time he filed that bug
15:21:33 <flo> I think we failed to direct his energy and enthusiasm toward usable work :-/
15:21:52 <deOmega1> It  seems that way from his postings
15:22:26 <flo> it seems he had good photoshop skills (the mockup looked good), but his UI mockups weren't going to be usable (in the usability sense; the user interactions wouldn't have been pleasurable)
15:23:27 <deOmega1> it 'feels' sad.. at least he optimistic
15:23:41 <deOmega1> and i like that he is for the opensource work
15:26:07 <deOmega1> so you are saying he would not be able to make workable skins?  Or are you referring to  that  part of the mockup where he has say the alerts in the contact list
15:27:12 <flo> the alerts tab is in the contact list isn't a good idea, and the proposed look in the mockup is completely wrong (lots of duplicated into (account names, protocol icons), and useful info hard to read)
15:27:39 <flo> he has never been able to explain why he put protocol icons in the conversation tabs (that's wrong too IMHO)
15:28:06 <flo> a string in the tab for the status instead of an icon is wrong too
15:28:36 <flo> the Instantbird button at the top of the contacts window is something we want; and that had been discussed elsewhere before (someone just needs to do it)
15:29:08 <flo> the plain text message theme... uh? He probably copy/pasted that from another client and didn't bother
15:29:10 <deOmega1> ok..  hmm, i thought MIC did that already
15:29:28 <flo> either Mic or Mook had an almost usable prototype at some point
15:29:32 <flo> (for the Instantbird button)
15:29:43 <deOmega1> yeah i remember
15:30:04 <deOmega1> hmm
15:35:48 <clokep_work> It was Mook.
15:36:05 <clokep_work> I think the issue was a lot of changes were made without any real problem they were trying to solve.
15:36:46 <deOmega1> clokep_work: say again please?
15:37:22 <clokep_work> A lot of the bugs filed by sabret00the were "We should do this." instead of "This is a problem, how can we fix it?" They proposed a solution without clearly identifying a problem.
15:37:42 <clokep_work> And unforunately when we tried to get an explanation of the issue it was trying to solve...it wasn't usualy clearly explained.
15:38:05 <flo> I suspect there wasn't any problem in the first place
15:38:22 <flo> or at least it hadn't been identified before opening photoshop
15:38:41 <flo> the mockup were probably created by assembling things seen at various other places / on various other clients
15:38:43 <deOmega1> interesting
15:39:46 <flo> or maybe the problem just is "Instantbird doesn't look as good as it could on Win7 with Aero" and the proposed solution was "let's go shopping" ;)
15:40:02 <flo> shopping for ideas in other clients in this case ^^
15:40:11 <clokep_work> deOmega1: My point being it was "Let's add an notification tab" instead of "Oh hey, I'd really like to get notification of email, how can I best display that to the user?"
15:40:24 <clokep_work> We had long discussions on IRC about it, but he was firmly set in ideas. :-/
15:41:11 <deOmega1> I hope that it is just or was ust a matte rof misunderstanding
15:41:47 <deOmega1> this week...
15:42:01 <deOmega1> i went through  just about every messenger available for windows
15:42:21 <deOmega1> trying to get a feel for what  it seems like i am missing
15:42:48 <deOmega1> my conclusion:
15:43:37 <deOmega1> (And please note that this is just from MY experience)
15:45:05 <deOmega1> there are a whole lot of features available in the others... with a lot of attention paid to alerts and social networking
15:45:35 <deOmega1> They are really, simply put..  rich with features
15:46:22 <deOmega1> Whereas instantbird seems to be missing a lot of features
15:46:41 <deOmega1> we can itemize at a later point if we need to be specific
15:46:46 <deOmega1> anyway
15:47:21 <flo> deOmega1: if you want to make a point that has more impact that "deOmega feels ...", I think you will have to be specific.
15:47:21 <deOmega1> the one thing that came back to me as i keep trying to navigate through these other programs.. is one of the most common  comment i see from people that like instantbird
15:47:24 <deOmega1> It is simple
15:47:44 <deOmega1> hang on with me if you can please
15:47:54 <deOmega1> i said at a later point we can itemize
15:48:29 <flo> hmm, where has the resizer of the contact window disappeared? :-S
15:49:28 <deOmega1> a person can install ib and have it running in no time..  just  functioning without  surprises/heacaches
15:50:07 <deOmega1> I had so many problems trying to use the other messengers (though  I haveused them before) that i cannot imagine recommending them to someone that is not technically inclined
15:50:56 <deOmega1> so..... though there are features missing, i think that IB has a pretty  darn good foundation in trying to reach an audience that feels the messenger should not be a chore
15:51:49 <deOmega1> So,  imo, there is alot to be proud about regarding instantbird
15:52:05 <deOmega1> sorry clokep, what were you  wanting now?
15:52:16 <clokep_work> It's definitely part of what we're going for! :)
15:52:44 <clokep_work> It is missing some features, yes. SOme of that is on purpose (as it's perceived by being unused by a majority of the audience), some of it is "eventually".
15:53:07 <flo> (or some are perceived as being just wrong, like the invisible status :))
15:53:32 <clokep_work> I have friends that complain to me about that one a lot. :-/
15:53:50 <flo> we should give them an add-on eventually
15:54:04 <deOmega1> Wel, i think that it is important for instantbird to give people options
15:54:22 <deOmega1> BUt  after experimenting with others lately
15:55:08 <clokep_work> Maybe.
15:55:15 <deOmega1> I really think that that needs to be  controlled as you guys have proposed, because the amount of options in some programs absolutely ridiculous
15:55:34 <deOmega1> quick example...
15:55:35 <clokep_work> Which makes it very difficult to maintain. :-/
15:55:44 <clokep_work> (I'm not sure if you're saying a lot of options is good or bad btw.)
15:56:02 <deOmega1> a lot of options is  bad if it is core
15:56:10 <deOmega1> too confusing
15:56:39 <deOmega1> I was using trillian astra
15:56:59 <deOmega1> and i  somehow  clicked on a button that minimized the message window for the twitter feed
15:56:59 <clokep_work> Bah there was a good PMO post about options recently but I can't find it.
15:57:17 <deOmega1> I was never able to find the option to restore it to teh way it was
15:57:28 <deOmega1> but i am sure it is there
15:58:46 <deOmega1> But,  a lot of people use the invisivle feature.  I really despise it *bt that is my personal preference).. but since it seems alot of people use it... then it makes sense to just give it
16:00:00 * flo respectfully disagrees
16:00:20 <deOmega1> ah, please  explain.  thank you
16:00:32 <flo> "because lots of people smoke, it makes sense to give everybody cigarettes"
16:01:07 <deOmega1> apples and oranges
16:01:17 <deOmega1> actually, apples and rock
16:01:44 <flo> I think the invisible status hurts everybody, not only the people who use it
16:03:28 <deOmega1> So, is it fair to say that because of  how  you feel about it, you could use IB to make a statement and if someone  prefers to use invisible status, they either make an addon or use something else?
16:04:15 <flo> if they want something that we don't feel should be supported by default, they are free to do whatever they want (with the source code, with add-ons, etc...). It's free software ;)
16:04:40 <deOmega1> ok :)
16:05:34 <flo> at some point I wanted to provide an add-on for it, and recommand that the install the "do not disturb" add-on instead; which is much more effective for use cases that don't involve creepy things.
16:06:38 <deOmega1> ok, thats sounds alot more market-friendly
16:07:02 <clokep_work> And it isn't just that flo doesn't agree with it: I also don't, I believe Mic has similar sentiments.
16:07:21 <clokep_work> And it's free OSS, we all volunteer to work on it: if it's a feature we disagree with...we won't work on it. :)
16:07:32 <clokep_work> Except the system tray. :( I still want to kill that.
16:07:35 <flo> everybody who cares about instant messaging in general has a good reason to not like the invisible status
16:07:40 <deOmega1> i realize the latter clokep.
16:07:51 <deOmega1> and realized i said that i also hatethe feature
16:07:58 <clokep_work> I know you do deOmega1! A lot of people don't though. :-/
16:08:14 <flo> clokep_work: it currently works reliably so we forgot it, but I felt the same way about the Windows installer at the time that you can feel about the systray icon ;)
16:08:17 <clokep_work> (Especially technically declined people.)
16:11:30 <flo> it took me a whole week to figure out how to make that crap work
16:11:55 <deOmega1> I am sorry :(
16:12:41 <deOmega1> I suppose part of my frustration/disappintment is...
16:13:06 <deOmega1> if i were a betting man (lol)  i would have bet everything that the addons page would be busy as heck by now
16:13:14 <deOmega1> after the 1.0 launch
16:13:45 <deOmega1> so,  i am trying to figure out why is ther eno more activity, why hasn'tthe downloads  romped up as i assumed they would
16:13:51 <deOmega1> what is missing?
16:14:56 <flo> marketing
16:15:03 <flo> nobody is talking about us
16:15:06 <flo> not even ourselves
16:16:33 <deOmega1> Will it be able to check emails?
16:17:16 <flo> is that to compete with the dying digsby?
16:17:33 <deOmega1> is that part of the consideration?
16:17:43 <deOmega1> no
16:18:06 <flo> we probably want to say "you have new mail from <contact name>, here's the subject", but not to display the message ourselves
16:18:22 <deOmega1> I have no idea whether digsby is dying or not,  but that is a nice feature for people that are hoked on webmail as opposed to a desktop client like i use
16:18:37 <deOmega1> no no,  i agree
16:18:43 <deOmega1> do not display message please
16:18:47 <deOmega1> just a notification
16:18:54 <clokep_work> Digsby is dying?
16:19:36 <flo> last time I checked, they no longer release new builds and no longer post on their blog
16:19:59 <flo> (exactly like us, by the way :-P)
16:20:08 <clokep_work> :(
16:20:10 <deOmega1> LOL!!!
16:20:22 <flo> clokep_work: except you posted recently a status update! :)
16:20:23 <clokep_work> My goal for the future is to do two blog posts a month for Instantbird.
16:20:30 <clokep_work> Once a week is too much for me.
16:20:42 <flo> clokep_work: I think the problem is not really the frequency
16:20:47 <clokep_work> Especially as I"ve been playing Halo again. ;)
16:20:56 <clokep_work> flo: I'd like to do more on features instead of status too.
16:20:56 <flo> clokep_work: to blog exciting stuff, we need to be excited about doing it
16:21:09 * clokep_work isn't an exciting person. :P
16:21:18 <flo> blogging boring status updates (that indicate a tone of awesome stuff at once) is boring
16:21:59 <flo> I think we could blog something great about the nick completion, by the way
16:24:21 * deOmega1 looking forward to some exciting  feature announcement
16:24:44 <deOmega1> clokep_work: halo?
16:25:53 <deOmega1> not the call of duty stuff? :)
16:27:36 <deOmega1> by teh way, another reason i cannot use the others.. no vertical tabs (that i see anyway)
16:27:44 <deOmega1> wait, pidgin has that
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16:35:48 <flo> I've got to go. I'll be back during the evening.
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16:36:07 <deOmega1> flo: have a great day
16:43:50 <clokep_work> deOmega1: Pidgin ahs them.
16:43:53 <clokep_work> And no, I don't like CoD or BF.
16:44:24 <deOmega1> ok, thanks
16:46:43 <clokep_work> But I hope you're not going to switch to Pidgin!
16:49:28 <deOmega1> No, if i were to switch to anything, it would be trillian, but  that is a whole lot of work and absolutely fragmented
16:50:08 <deOmega1> Miranda was really y program of choice
16:50:10 <clokep_work> Plus Trillian is like a cult. ;)
16:50:14 <deOmega1> but headaches also
16:50:18 <clokep_work> I've never actually used Miranda.
16:50:30 <clokep_work> (Nor any of the newer iterations of MSN/WLM)
16:51:00 <deOmega1> wel, part of the problem for miranda is that they are are fine targeting techies
16:51:23 <deOmega1> they  have said that out  publicly
16:51:48 <deOmega1> so, it is not a good system for the basic  person
16:51:50 <clokep_work> That's not necessarily a bad thing, very hard to have programs that everyone likes.
16:52:05 <deOmega1> true
16:59:42 <clokep_work> deOmega1: If you have specific ideas of what you think other programs have that Instantbird is definitely missing, I think we'd like to hear them. As long as there's a reason to having it though, options for options sake is a no-no. :)
16:59:46 * clokep_work is going to eat lunch though.
17:01:25 <deOmega1> ok,   thank you
17:01:36 <deOmega1> I will   present them before i leave today
17:22:53 <deOmega1> here goes
17:22:55 <deOmega1> http://pastebin.com/x3GHPjJJ
17:24:34 <deOmega1> that is  really how short my list is :) 
17:25:37 <deOmega1> and  it is really just the first one
17:25:59 <deOmega1> email notification is for other users
17:29:01 <deOmega1> better:
17:29:03 <deOmega1> http://pastebin.com/eu5VmkGj
17:29:09 <deOmega1> ignore the previous one
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17:59:59 <clokep_work> deOmega1: "vertical tab size"? Do you mean the width?
18:03:59 <clokep_work> flo: This was just posted in #maildev in respect to BigFiles log-in issues w/ multiple accounts: http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/doron/archives/2006/06/creating_sandboxed_http_connec.html
18:04:46 <clokep_work> Although I don't see anything about using that w/ a browser element. :-/
18:10:07 <deOmega1> clokep_work: yes, the width.
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18:11:07 <clokep_work> Yeah. I had a lot of trouble w/ that. :(
18:11:19 <clokep_work> You can override it with a userstyle I think though.
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18:41:25 <aleth> Isn't there an add-on that remembers the status message?
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18:44:21 <clokep_work> Yes, I forget if it works still.
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18:46:58 <aleth> So hopefully with that and the student working on session restore (if I recall correctly), there should be some good news for deOmega1 ;)
18:51:41 <deOmega1> clokep_work: it no longer works
18:52:03 <deOmega1> i was away
18:52:29 <deOmega1> u can do a userstyle to keep teh width fixed you said clokep?
18:52:50 <aleth> deOmega1: What about it no longer works? Have you tried contacting the author?
18:52:59 <deOmega1> aleth: looking forward to good news  :)
18:53:20 <deOmega1> flo asked me that and no, i have not :(
18:53:48 <deOmega1> ihave been chasing down people regarding IB man, and i am tired.  The responses are just  not what i would like
18:54:11 <deOmega1> even relatives  :(
18:55:17 <aleth> What is the main complaint?
18:56:00 <deOmega1> people are comfortable using what they are using and are generally 'too busy'
18:57:52 <aleth> If they are happy with what they have that's fair enough.
19:00:02 <deOmega1> i would have expected patrickjdempsey to update his  themes
19:00:10 <deOmega1> he is also too busy
19:01:07 <aleth> It's a shame when useful add-ons die. Maybe somebody else will update them?
19:02:31 <deOmega1> actually,  his being too busy was my deduction from a response
19:03:41 <aleth> clokep_work: Do you know the post-reorganization equivalent of Components.classes['@instantbird.org/purple/core;1'] ?
19:03:59 <aleth> chat/core ?
19:07:42 <aleth> Ah, ignore that.
19:10:37 <clokep_work> deOmega1: You should be able to. I can look up how to do it later.
19:10:39 * clokep_work is _work.
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19:22:17 <deOmega1> Thank you but no,  do not worry  about it, i will try  myself :).  You have your hands full.
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19:30:23 <deOmega1> have a great evening. heading out
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20:37:05 <clokep_work> aleth: What are you working with that needs the core?
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20:54:49 <DGMurdockIII> hi
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20:56:22 <flo> aleth: Services.core for almost everything. The exception is getting the version number of libpurple, which still uses the old contractid I think.
20:57:09 <flo> clokep_work: I would guess that he's updating the add-on to keep the status after a restart, but I may be completely wrong on that guess :)
20:57:23 <DGMurdockIII> dose instantbird detect if yousers use gtalkon android yes
20:57:28 <DGMurdockIII> yet?
20:57:42 <DGMurdockIII> i meant yet not yes
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20:58:42 <clokep_work> DGMurdockIII: No.
20:58:49 <clokep_work> Have you seen any work happen in the bug?
20:58:50 <flo> DGMurdockIII: instantbird currently doesn't detect which language you are using. I'm almost sure it's not valid English though :-P
20:59:46 <DGMurdockIII> on instantbird when using irc how come the the users with admin/op and voice are not listed at top of user list list most if not all other irc clients
21:00:41 <DGMurdockIII> clokep_work:  yes the bug was change a few days ago
21:01:00 <DGMurdockIII> clokep_work:  that why im asking
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21:06:10 <flo> http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/collusion/ makes me want to reinstall Adblock plus
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21:11:45 <clokep_work> DGMurdockIII: Yeah, I think all I did was move it into a different component, the email says what was changed.
21:11:56 <clokep_work> And they aren't shown on top because no one wrote code to do that. :P
21:12:18 <clokep_work> flo: Yeah, that's scary.
21:12:23 <DGMurdockIII> tok
21:13:05 <DGMurdockIII> is there a way to turn off the message sound when i send a message in irc
21:14:17 <DGMurdockIII> is there a way to turn off the sound when i send a message to anyone and only get a sound when i revive a message
21:15:14 <flo> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=728964 has the explanation for our mac top crasher, and why it appeared with Instantbird 1.0!
21:15:42 <DGMurdockIII> i now its not a big deal the haveing the showing the admin/ops and voiced users at top of user list but i thnk on some channel it could make the channel look nicer
21:15:57 <DGMurdockIII> easer to read
21:16:02 <flo> hmm, or maybe not
21:16:32 <clokep_work> DGMurdockIII: There's a bug for it. I generally agree it's usful.
21:16:46 <aleth> DGMurdockIII: Have you tried this? https://addons.instantbird.org/en-US/instantbird/addon/306
21:17:40 <clokep_work> Ah, I had forgotten about that aleth. :)
21:17:46 <aleth> DGMurdockIII: How you want nicks and buddies sorted is probably a personal preference
21:17:55 <flo> clokep_work: I'm not sure sorting by status in the nicklist is actually wanted
21:18:00 <aleth> There should be add-ons for that too
21:18:07 <aleth> I don't think it should be the default either
21:18:24 <flo> if you are looking for a specific nick, it means you have to search alphabetically through 5 lists instead of one
21:18:28 <DGMurdockIII> not by status
21:19:06 <Mook_as> but if you're looking for any of the ops (e.g. who can change the channel topic), that's useful.
21:19:07 <DGMurdockIII> if a user is admin , oped or voice 
21:19:40 <Mook_as> unfortunately, I think this ends up needing to be a pref (probably as a context menu item for the list) :\
21:19:42 <DGMurdockIII> the people that have a sysmbe by there name and yes that is one good think about it
21:19:47 * Mook_as doesn't like having that many prefs, though
21:19:49 <flo> Mook_as: are there only ops who can change the channel topic here?
21:19:52 <clokep_work> DGMurdockIII: That's what flo meant by "status".
21:20:07 <clokep_work> flo: I'd like a header on the list that lets you change the sort. :-/
21:20:12 <Mook_as> flo: channels with +t? (well, I think hops can too)
21:20:41 * Mook_as can't change the topic in this channel, for example
21:20:52 <flo> clokep_work: that's what I thought we could have
21:21:06 <flo> the header displayed like treecolheaders, and clickable to change the sort
21:21:06 <clokep_work> :) OK! I didn't necessarily mean by default.
21:21:11 <clokep_work> Yup.
21:21:14 <DGMurdockIII> https://addons.instantbird.org/en-US/instantbird/addon/306 why is this adon feature not built in to instbird
21:21:18 <clokep_work> By default I think it should still be alphabetical, yes.
21:21:28 <flo> but the more I think about the nicklist, but more I think it sucks and we need to stop displaying it by default
21:21:59 <clokep_work> You don't think there's important information in it?
21:22:00 <Mook_as> I see the nicklist more as a remind that this is a MUC and public :p
21:22:05 <Mook_as> *reminder
21:22:21 <flo> clokep_work: I think there's more noise than information, and the important information could be displayed better
21:22:44 <DGMurdockIII> i agree with that
21:23:59 <flo> clokep_work: I'm also not really sure that problem is worth spending our time on, though :-/
21:24:34 <aleth> The problem with sorting by clicking on column headers is that it doesn't allow for e.g. sorting the active participants to the top. Which I think would be more useful than by status.
21:25:16 <flo> good point!
21:25:34 <clokep_work> flo: Right. I think there's other stuff we can do. :)
21:25:39 <aleth> flo: A better nicklist seems less urgent than other things... but then if someone wants to work on it they will :)
21:26:05 <flo> a filter box at the top or bottom of it could be nice, by the way
21:26:20 <Mook_as> there's always the horrible "click multiple times, and it changes the sort each time"...
21:26:30 <clokep_work> Bah. :-/
21:26:33 <flo> aleth: I think the nicklist change I'm the most interested in would be preventing the freeze when displaying a large list
21:26:35 <Mook_as> flo: do you tend to filter by things other than the prefix?
21:27:14 <flo> Mook_as: why are you asking this? It seems like a tricky question :-P
21:27:22 <aleth> If I want to filter, I use tab complete ;)
21:27:44 <flo> aleth: tab complete doesn't help to show the whois info of that nick though
21:27:51 <Mook_as> flo: because trees can usually get you good prefix matches by select + typing already :p
21:28:16 <aleth> Good point - maybe nicks in the conversation browser should have tooltips?
21:28:20 <clokep_work> Mook_as: Filtering is nice if you don't know someone's name, but only remember part of it.
21:28:28 <flo> Mook_as: hmm, it seems that already works :)
21:28:32 <flo> with the current listbox
21:28:35 <clokep_work> (Like if I wanted to filter on "bot")
21:28:58 <Mook_as> right; that's why I'm trying to figure out if going out of our way to implement filtering is actually _useful_ (as opposed to just prefix-matching)
21:29:13 <Mook_as> (well, it's non-zero amounts of useful, just how large it is)
21:29:14 <aleth> I can't really see a use case atm.
21:29:34 <clokep_work> I can see /a/ use case...just not useful to me. :-D
21:29:41 <flo> what would you think of adding a filter box at the bottom of the contact list?
21:29:47 <aleth> The main issue at present is in really busy channels, seeing who is actually active. Lots of scrolling required.
21:29:59 <flo> (it would be annoying at the top as it would end up in the middle of the window if there are conversations on hold)
21:30:15 <clokep_work> flo: That would be useful!
21:30:32 <aleth> flo: A filter box that pops up when you start typing?
21:30:34 <flo> useful enough to have by default, or something for an add-on?
21:30:57 <aleth> Prototype it as an add-on and find out?
21:31:01 <flo> aleth: ah, could be when you start typing, yes. I thought it would be when pressing Command+f
21:31:16 <aleth> That would work too! Standard search
21:31:31 <clokep_work> Just typing should work the way the participant list works ideally...
21:31:58 <flo> clokep_work: I can't imagine that in multiple groups though...
21:32:13 * clokep_work has seen things do it..
21:32:13 <flo> each group is sorted alphabetically in the contacts list
21:32:53 <Mook_as> flo: it works fine, for the most part, actually
21:33:24 <Mook_as> at least, in the cz one, sorted by status
21:34:00 <Mook_as> (pressing "m" here switches between _orian, _icahg, _mkmov, _nyromyr, and _ook_as, in that order.  Except with M where the leading underscore is)
21:37:57 <clokep_work> Yeah, it's not unheard of, just a bit funky.
21:38:37 <Mook_as> yeah, you can't sensibly repeat "ge" here, for example
21:40:01 <instantbot> New Instantbird (UI) bug 1301 filed by aletheia2@fastmail.fm.
21:40:05 <instantbot> Bug https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1301 tri, --, ---, nobody, NEW, Reply to nick should not select what was clicked on
21:40:45 <flo> aleth: how could you select a word then?
21:40:52 <flo> s/select/quickly select/
21:41:14 <clokep_work> Is double clicking a nick to put it in the box part of Instantbird? I forget...
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21:42:35 <aleth> flo: That's true, but does anyone actually do that?
21:42:45 <flo> I do :)
21:42:54 <clokep_work> aleth: I do that...that's why I disabled putting the nick in the inputbox. ;)
21:43:06 <aleth> OK :)
21:43:16 <aleth> Maybe reply to nick should be restricted to double-clicking the nick then?
21:43:19 <flo> clokep_work: yeah, the nick is annoying in that case
21:43:41 <flo> except when I want to ask someone about what he meant with a specific word :)
21:43:56 <clokep_work> Ah, edge cases.
21:43:57 <flo> when it's <double click> <command+C> <command+V> <enter>
21:45:26 <flo> I very often just Command+a before starting to type the next message
21:52:36 <clokep_work> aleth: Isn't that a dup?
21:52:45 <aleth> JS-IRC is working great :)
21:52:59 <aleth> I am wondering why instantbot isn't picking it up
21:54:06 <clokep_work> aleth: You marked bug 318 as a dup of bug 798, but then essentially filed the same bug as bug 1302. :-/
21:54:11 <instantbot> Bug https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=318 enh, --, ---, nobody, RESO DUPLICATE, Check if topic on IRC channels is editable and make UI respond accordingly
21:54:12 <instantbot> Bug https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=798 enh, --, ---, nobody, NEW, IRC: If topic is editable, make this more discoverable, if not, disable the textbox
21:54:13 <instantbot> Bug https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1302 nor, --, ---, nobody, NEW, topicSettable should only be set if the user has the necessary permissions
21:54:44 <clokep_work> So I'm confused. :(
21:55:10 <aleth> clokep_work: Yes. I messed that up because I hadn't looked at the code enough. I ended up proposing closing bug 798 (because on the UI side everything seems to be there already) after looking at things a bit, but didn't want to decide that unilaterally. 
21:55:48 <aleth> It makes more sense imho to file this as a protocol-specific bug. But sorry for the confusion.
21:56:06 <clokep_work> Bug 318 was protocol specific. :)
21:56:20 <aleth> Yes :D I said I messed it up ;)
21:57:11 <clokep_work> My question is whether topicSettable can be set after the conversation is initialized...
21:57:26 <clokep_work> (i.e. when I join I'm a user, then I gain op privs...)
21:58:37 <aleth> It can, all you have to do currently is trigger updateTopic in conversation.xml
21:58:57 <clokep_work> Cool. :)
21:58:57 <aleth> (which propagates the changes)
21:59:03 <clokep_work> Want to write that patch?
21:59:32 <clokep_work> You need to check the flag on the conversation, if it's +t then you have to be an hop or greater, otherwise anyone can set it (I think...)
22:00:30 <clokep_work> Whether all that info is stored....well that's a different question. :-D
22:00:55 <aleth> Hmm, I'd have to look at where/how all this is stored
22:01:34 <clokep_work> The conversations have an array of flags I think.
22:02:22 <aleth> Anyway, do people agree bug 798 (understood as the UI side of things) can be closed? (for the reasons given there in the last comments)
22:02:25 <instantbot> Bug https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=798 enh, --, ---, nobody, NEW, IRC: If topic is editable, make this more discoverable, if not, disable the textbox
22:02:46 <flo> this is so confusing...
22:03:04 <clokep_work> aleth: It sounds like the comment should be fixed at some point...
22:03:06 <flo> what about someone actually fixes the issue instead of messing with the reports, and then closes all of them? ;)
22:03:08 <aleth> Yes :( Sorry for having added to that
22:03:55 <clokep_work> Maybe I'll get around to it tonight. ;)
22:03:57 <clokep_work> Bye!
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22:04:25 <aleth> flo: It was part of the bug cleanup, and then I messed with the reports after in fact looking at the code and discovering the problem wasn't where I assumed it was ;)
22:04:31 <flo> has the exact situation in which joining a password-protected channel is broken been figured out?
22:05:15 <flo> aleth: you don't need to justify yourself. Everything makes mistakes ;). Plus the more we talk about this, the more confusing it gets... :-P
22:05:33 <aleth> Yup, time to write some patches :P
22:05:38 <flo> s/Everything makes/We all make/
22:09:54 * Mook_as assumes that mistake was intentional, just because it's funnier that way
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22:59:15 <flo> Good night
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23:00:48 <kieppie> hi all. just discovered this app
23:01:01 <kieppie> before I install, just a few quick questions:
23:01:27 <kieppie> does it support video & voice, Voip?
23:01:38 <kieppie> does it secure stored credentials
23:02:09 <kieppie> atm that's my pet peeve with pidgin/adium/libpurple - user credentials stored in cleartext
23:03:14 <Mook_as> no, no, and the upcoming version, yes, I think.
23:03:34 <Mook_as> (the mozilla password store, which can have a master password set, I think)
23:04:27 <kieppie> well, that's better than nothing. pidgin/libpurple does not even have any basic security around that & it's been a gaping vuln for a long time now
23:10:22 <aleth> The current nightly already stores passwords in the mozilla password manager (encrypted), as long as you make a fresh profile.
23:10:57 <Mook_as> yep, hence the upcoming version bit
23:11:27 <aleth> Just pointing out kieppie could use the nightly if he doesn't want to wait ;) )
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23:16:00 <deOmega1> clokep.. meant to ask,  if you thought my requests were valid
23:16:27 <deOmega1> *are
23:18:49 <kieppie> I see voice/video/voip is sometime in future "ready when it's ready"
23:19:30 <aleth> kieppie: It's definitely wanted :)
23:20:19 <kieppie> yea - I'd like to move from pidgin
23:21:42 <aleth> deOmega1: (1A) is bug 307, (1B) is vertical tabs specifc I think, (1C) is an add-on that needs fixing, (2) is bug 606, (3) is interesting - not sure if for an add-on or as a general feature though. Maybe file a bug?
23:21:45 <instantbot> Bug https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=307 enh, --, ---, nobody, NEW, Restoring session after restart
23:21:46 <instantbot> Bug https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=606 enh, --, ---, nobody, NEW, Provide mail notifications in buddy window
23:22:59 <deOmega1> aleth: thanks for responding.. looking
23:23:29 <aleth> So maybe check those bugs and add a comment if you think there is something missing from the discussion there :) 
23:23:33 <aleth> Thanks for making the list! 
23:24:47 <aleth> It's good to know what is most-wanted ;)
23:27:06 <deOmega1> thank you.. i see the disuccion and incidentally..  the mail bug was filed by sebret00th.  for the record, I did not even put together his mockup when i commented about the email. 
23:27:22 <deOmega1> *discussion
23:27:35 <aleth> If you file (3) it would be good to know when exactly you (or others) think the current conv-top is "too big", i.e. under which circumstances. e.g. is it just a matter of it not disappearing early enoughj when shrinking a window?
23:27:41 <deOmega1> in bug 606
23:27:44 <instantbot> Bug https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=606 enh, --, ---, nobody, NEW, Provide mail notifications in buddy window
23:28:56 <deOmega1> I personally  like it, so i really cannot say I have a complaint.  I would have the chore of getting others to try IB again (I am starting to be a nag to be honest)
23:29:20 <deOmega1> I know that flo tweaked it to what I thought was a comfortable level
23:29:32 <aleth> It seems fine to me too.
23:30:32 <deOmega1> When the skin guys get active :).. they may appreciate the  way they could make use of that area in terms of style.. 
23:32:00 <deOmega1> My comment 1c really should not be from an addon.
23:35:37 <aleth> Mic had some WIP where you could install FF Personas in that space I think...
23:36:31 <deOmega1> that would be cool
23:36:46 <deOmega1> can you explain something to me please? :)
23:36:48 <aleth> If you think 1c should be in the core, file a bug. I am not sure it is a good default though - is it really case that your previous status message is still relevant after you restart, maybe it's the next day, you are certainly no longer away, etc...
23:37:11 <aleth> But that's just my first opinion.
23:38:22 <deOmega1> you know what..  interesting
23:38:38 <deOmega1> there is siomething  missing here
23:39:24 <deOmega1> a status message is generally..  eg.  feeling the blues today
23:39:40 <deOmega1> i can be away, and still saying, feeling the blues today
23:39:50 <deOmega1> or busy and saying teh same thing
23:40:00 <deOmega1> so,  it is not just about busy, away, etc
23:40:28 <deOmega1> so, what is the proper description?  Seems like i was misguided
23:41:51 <aleth> I don't know :D It can be quite hard sometimes to figure out exactly where the problem is
23:43:09 <deOmega1> but this is what you thought i meant by status message right? 
23:43:39 <deOmega1> i ask because your response was relating to  .. well, messaging status i guess i can call it
23:44:25 <aleth> I thought you meant status and status message (like that add-on)
23:45:49 <deOmega1> ok.. i guess the addon preserve both.  Never considered that
23:55:09 <deOmega1> oh, my question was this
23:55:15 <deOmega1> All message styles (not just Bubbles) should support context messages, bug 1074.
23:55:20 <instantbot> Bug https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1074 nor, --, ---, aletheia2, ASSI, Default message styles lack context message support
23:55:38 <deOmega1> may i ask what is context messaging? (sorry if I should know this already)
23:55:55 <Mook_as> it's the messages that show up from re-opening things
23:56:02 <aleth> Oh, it's just when you open a conversation from hold, "context" messages are the ones you've already read
23:56:14 <deOmega1> ah LOL
23:56:20 <deOmega1> in context.  lol
23:56:34 <deOmega1> thanks,  man, i  went on a totally more complicated assumption
23:57:03 <deOmega1> thank you guys 
23:58:07 <deOmega1> well, did not know it was complicated, but assumed it was something technical as opposed to conversation context