Monday, December 27, 2010

Internship - Week 1

Hi all,
Last week I created a new popup feature that would allow the users to quickly enable/disable accounts from the accounts tree-view in accounts dialog.

Right clicking a disabled account.

Right clicking an enabled account

Note that the icon on the enable menu-item is the most-available presence depending on the chosen presence and not always necessarily the "available" icon.

I also made a small change in the way private and multi-user chats appears to a user. Influenced by approach used by Google talk, the user's name in current chat will be reduced to the string "Me: " thereby making chat look clearer and avoiding unnecessary clutter. This recent change is awaiting commit after which a private chat will look somewhat like the following with only the current chat affected.
Using "Me" for the user's name in private chats

...and similarly in Multi-user chats too.

Now, i'll be concentrating on improving Multi-user chats (MUCs) and removing its major and normal bugs.


  1. I like the "Me" part. Sounds cool.

    But for some reason, I don't like the right-click menu to enable/disable account. Right click menus are a big annoyance for visually challenged users and non-mouse users.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I concur with you! That can be made to popup on a left click too if you get enough support for it on

  3. I very appreciate the work you do, but maybe you should rework the right-click option to be an always visible check-box. I dont think many people will discover this hidden option, as it's less expected.

  4. hey, i placed the incorrect link in reply to your post above. it would be rather:

  5. @Nikolaus, the checkbox option option is intact as ever on the right pane for the respective accounts so that should not be a problem i think.