[Adium-devl] Moving chat transcripts to ~/Documents/Adium
durin42 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 16:53:06 UTC 2009
On Apr 28, 2009, at 11:11 AM, Peter Hosey wrote:
> On Apr 28, 2009, at 09:05:38, David Clark wrote:
>> I think it is true to say that most users feel free to move items
>> within ~/Documents as they see fit. I certainly have my own
>> organization scheme in there, and I assume that anything in there
>> is mine to move as I want. That could lead to unpleasant situations
>> in which users move around their Adium logs, "losing" them in the
>> eyes of the log viewer, and causing the users all kinds of problems.
> Here's an interesting alternative: What if we just used Spotlight?
> Any log files within the user's home directory are automatically
> there in the Transcript Viewer.
> As for where we save them, we could create the ~/Documents/Adium\
> Transcripts folder and then save an alias to it in the prefs. If the
> user moves it, the alias will hold up and we'll be saving new
> transcripts in the correct (new) location*. Meanwhile, our Spotlight-
> based transcript detection will find existing transcripts anywhere
> in the user's home directory, even if the alias breaks for some
You're still violating the Sacred Organization of my Documents folder,
and I'm sure others will see it that way too. Why not a configurable
preference for where to store new ones? Yes, I know you all have
preference allergies, but maybe you can take some antihistamine this
> This also neatly solves the problem of “how do I get my recently-
> restored-from-backup transcripts back into Adium?”. They're already
> *We should probably include this folder as a second place to search
> for transcripts—think set-union. If it's in the Home directory, no
> difference. If it's outside the Home directory, the user will want
> us to show the transcripts that we've created in their outside-of-
> Home transcripts folder.
*nod*, but pref instead of alias. Forcing me to have even an alias
where I don't want it is Suck.
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