[Telepathy] Proposed spec change: user-defined server-side groups
simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Thu Oct 19 08:52:20 PDT 2006
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On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 at 15:43:32 +0100, Robert McQueen wrote:
> Simon McVittie wrote:
> > * Empty user-defined groups remain open, but if you exit the connection
> > manager, they're not guaranteed to still exist after you reconnect
> > (some protocols, like XMPP, have no server-side representation of
> > empty groups). You can delete an empty group by calling its Close
> > method.
> Not saying that this is wrong, but what are the merits of this versus a
> group channel closing when it becomes empty on the servers where empty
> groups don't really exist?
Not a big deal really, but when a UI presents combo boxes or group
icons or whatever as a quick way to select groups, it would be
irritating in the following (albeit unusual) case:
* I remove the last member of a group
* I immediately want to add someone to the now-empty group
* but it's vanished, so I have to type in its name again
and it's as easy to keep the channel open in Gabble's memory as it is to
synthesize a Close().
The spec should probably *allow* the synthesized Close() in this case, though.
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