pidgin.next.minor: 9e31989c: A patch from Chris Connett to change the...
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Mon Jan 26 14:17:27 EST 2009
On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:55:39PM -0600, Kevin Stange wrote:
> > Here's the relevant description from #5447:
> > It implements a new buddy list sorting method. Buddies are
> > sorted by their recent activity, i.e., how much text you have
> > exchanged recently.
> > It works similarly to the log size sorting method, but instead
> > of counting number of bytes in a particular conversation, it
> > counts bytes in the conversation decayed exponentially by age,
> > with a half-life of 14 days. Thus, people you've started talking
> > to a lot in recent days will climb to the top of the buddy list.
> > Since recent text counts more, new friends you've been talking
> > with recently will claim the top spots, instead of the person
> > you've known a long time and who has the largest log.
> > Note, the patch as committed *replaces* the existing sort method. I'm
> > especially interested to know how people feel about that.
> Why did you replace the existing sort method instead of adding an
> additional option to the menu?
We couldn't think of a reason to have/need both. I think the fall-off
behaviour is most likely what people are going to want and I really don't
want to have to come up with explanatory text which explains the
difference well enough for people to understand what they each were if we
Does anyone have a reason they think we should have both (and ideally some
good text to explain them)?
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