User login controller "patch"
chris at growl.info
Fri Jun 5 17:48:57 UTC 2009
On Jun 5, 2009, at 9:56 AM, Evan Schoenberg <evan.s at dreskin.net> wrote:
> On Jun 5, 2009, at 9:47 AM, Chris Forsythe wrote:
>> Is this a patch that they could make into a plugin to be put onto
>> the xtras site?
> I wouldn't suggest that route to our interested patch writer.
> Here's someone who is working on a new feature that they feel the
> community at large will benefit from; I don't think they should be
> pushed toward doing it Wrong and being able to publish it to a
> comparatively small audience versus doing it Right and having it
> included in Adium itself.
Is the fact that the login controller is a hack documented anywhere?
> I fully agree that the login controller stuff is a hack and
> shouldn't be encouraged. In fact, once we have a better alternative
> in place for end users, we should #ifdef DEBUG_BUILD the whole
> conditional code such that releases never show the option to change
> What if the Accounts pane had a popup menu at the top, like the
> Location: dropdown above the source list in the Network system
> preferences? The bottom item of the menu would be the usual "Edit
> Profiles" (or whatever word we use to describe sets of accounts).
> The Edit Profiles pane, in turn, could link a given profile to a
> given Location ("[ ] Automatically activate when in location <-
> LOCATION CHOICES->").
In my support experience, drop downs aren't very discoverable, even if
they are "right there. What about a setup more like mail account prefs
or even accounts?
>> On Jun 4, 2009, at 1:33 PM, Zachary West wrote:
>>> Someone in #adium-devl has been working on something that I've been
>>> hard-lining against, so I figured I'd bring it here for discussion.
>>> His idea is to add network awareness to the login controller (option
>>> when starting Adium), so a user profile is tied to a location.
>>> As a totally not-user-facing and not-supported-in-the-least-bit
>>> feature of Adium, not to mention one that lacks a way to switch
>>> without restarting Adium, or any number of problems (total
>>> loss, total log loss, etc, on switching) I've been vehemently
>>> accepting any patch that uses the login controller.
>>> I wanted to gauge devel's level of agreement with me. I don't think
>>> any patch which relies on the login controller should be accepted,
>>> this is better served as a general "this account in this network",
>>> etc, part of an advanced preference (if at all).
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