[Adium-devl] Out of process plugins (was: Distant objects)
boredzo at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 08:03:11 UTC 2007
On Apr 26, 2007, at 00:37:18, Colin Barrett wrote:
> I don't have a usability study to back me up, but It would make
> more sense to me to have Adium open, and be online. Adium closed,
> be offline.
A bit of an apple vs. apple-orange-hybrid comparison: We have had a
few users (not legions, but a handful) who have been confused by
iChat being online while they launched Adium. They thought iChat was
not running because they had quit it, but the agent was still
running, and it complained that it had been knocked off when Adium
I also question whether it's even possible to extricate Adium's back
end from its front end. They are quite densely intertwined. It would
take quite a lot of heavy lifting to separate them.
My last worry about the proposed patch is whether it creates any
security issues. AFAIK, it'd only be accesible from the same machine,
but what damage could an evil process inflict if it could control
Adium directly rather than through AS?
\ Peter Hosey / boredzo at adiumx.com
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