Aside: Neighborhood participants

Wade Brainerd wadetb at
Mon Feb 2 11:59:09 EST 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartz <
bmschwar at> wrote:

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> Morgan Collett wrote:
> > Also don't blame avahi for the fact that we send out updates every
> > time you alt-tab between shared activities, so that your icon can jump
> > to the appropriate snowflake on everyone else's Neighborhood Views...
> I _strongly_ object to this behavior.  Not only is this flooding the mesh
> with useless broadcasts, but it provides exactly the _wrong_ result in the
> UI.  When I look at the Neighborhood view, I want to see who is
> participating in each shared instance.  Instead,  the view shows me who is
> in that particular window at this time.  It's as if IRC clients only
> showed you as present in the room that is currently visible on your screen.


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