Stop dividing history into conversations?

Stu Tomlinson stu at
Wed Feb 13 20:06:32 EST 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 17:48 -0500, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> Mr. Brad spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > My log folders are rapidly filling with hundreds of separate files.  Why 
> > doesn't each contact have one log file, with an option to view them 
> > however the user wants?  Splitting them forces the user to adhere to 
> > your standard (each new window is a separate conversation), whereas 
> > storing one log file doesn't prevent you from viewing it as 
> > conversations - the viewer would just need to split it up at display time.
>   It wouldn't take more than a few hours to write a logging
> plugin that behaves just as you want it -- and judging by the number
> of requests we get for single-file (or other splits) logs, it would be
> well-received by other users.

The old logging format behaves somewhat like this. And there is the
oldlogger plugin in the Guifications Plugin Pack implementing it.



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