#571 closed enhancement (fixed)

BitlBee no-quit patch

Reported by: Florian E.J. Fruth Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 1.2.4
Keywords: no quit, patch Cc: spammail01@…
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
OS version/distro:



I updated the no-quit patch for bitlbee. As there is the possibility to use set I implemented a "set show_offline true/false" so everyone is happy ;)

Florian E.J. Fruth

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bitlbee-1.2.4-show_offline.patch (38.3 KB) - added by Florian E.J. Fruth at 2010-03-12T21:06:25Z.
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Changed at 2010-03-12T21:06:25Z by Florian E.J. Fruth

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comment:1 Changed at 2010-03-13T01:17:20Z by wilmer

Milestone: 1.2.x

Nice work, including a doc update. :-)

Let me take a closer look at this one of these days. People ask for this functionality for some time already but my worry is that everyone wants something slightly different and a quick fix won't have the flexibility people want.

To clarify, this patch makes away and offline people appear the same (in &bitlbee, without voice)?

comment:2 Changed at 2010-03-13T10:18:33Z by Florian E.J. Fruth

Read the Doc :P The normal bitlbee user status is the following:

Offline icq users => not visible in irc Away icq users => normal irc users (no voice, no op) (-v-o) Online users => voice (+v)

If you set "show_offline = true" then the behaviour changes to:

Offline users => normal irc users (-v-o - but still an away message set) Away users => voice (+v) Online users => op (+o)

comment:3 Changed at 2010-03-14T01:07:54Z by wilmer

D'oh, sorry about that. I was just quickly taking a look before going to sleep, but that's no excuse for not reading just a few lines of docs. :-)

I must admit I still have some mixed feelings about this. The fact that one needs to reconnect for things to take effect is unfortunate but acceptable; the "private" setting has the same behaviour.

The u->online property gets redefined as meaning "is in &bitlbee". This mostly works out well, but it breaks watch/ison/notify. Then again, fixing that could be an IRC protocol violation.

Also, turning on this setting now seems to imply away_devoice-like behaviour, even if the user doesn't want it. One could argue that the user probably doesn't care, but often these voice changes get much noisier than joins/quits. (BTW, instead of giving everyone an @ it may be nice to give them halfops instead?)

But all in all I'm afraid this is still a bit of a "it scratches my exact itch" solution. :-/

comment:4 Changed at 2010-05-09T23:35:35Z by wilmer

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Oh, BTW:


Sorry for taking so long. The code is very messy now, but a rewrite is on its way already so I'm not too worried about it.

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