Aside: Neighborhood participants

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Feb 2 11:43:41 EST 2009


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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.

We should remove this "feature" and instead show each person in the ring
around each activity they have joined.

- --Ben
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