[Adium-devl] Room/Server Bookmarking UI Design
gbooker at cod3r.com
Mon Jul 16 16:53:10 UTC 2007
On Jul 16, 2007, at 11:26 AM, Peter Hosey wrote:
> On Jul 16, 2007, at 07:29:16, E. E. Beerepoot wrote:
>> Upon thinking about it some more, and talking it over with a few
>> others, it seems the best two solutions are: using tabs, or using
> Why not integrate them into the CL with the other contact types?
> Group-chat bookmarks
> You could have a bookmark icon (like the Safari one) distinguishing
> bookmarked group chats.
This is precisely what we did in Fire. We treated the room much like
a buddy, and users didn't have issues differentiating their use
(since they had a different icon). Interestingly enough, we called
the class BookmarkItem (where groups were GroupItem, metacontacts
were PersonItem, and buddies were BuddyItem).
> This seems like it's the next logical step from a single group to
> which group-chat bookmarks are consigned. Why should the user only
> be able to put them in that group?
I agree. I would group contacts/bookmarks based on their context.
> An easy way to think of this is to think of a regular contact or
> metacontact as a one-to-one-chat bookmark (already backed up by the
> Add Contact menu item's shortcut being ⌘D, the same as Safari's
> Add Bookmark); a group-chat bookmark would just be a new kind of
We did the same. We had the menu have the ability to add buddies,
groups, and bookmarks.
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