2001-09-07 09:52 am (UTC)
Yes, absolutely keep it up if you have the time or gumption. I can't run Gnome on my machine because (don't laugh now) it's way too slow for Gnome. I'm a big fan of the logjam client.
I'd say keep LogJam around, if you can. If it had the ability to monitor your friends list like the development win32 client does, it would have all the features I would need and probably ever use, and would be lightweight, too. I think it's a great program and use it regularly. DaVinci looks spiffy, but I don't really need all the prettiness or extra things it offers; I'd rarely use them anyhow.
My unsolicited $0.02.
2001-09-07 10:24 am (UTC)
If I added the friends-list checking functionality, how should it be done?
Should LogJam pop up a window when something happens? Or maybe it should make a small window that flashes?
(There isn't really a way of notifying a user in X; if I could use the GNOME panel...)
There's also a gkrellm plugin that has the same functionality, if you use gkrellm.
Yeah, that is the problem; no easy way to notify the user.
One option would be to have an icon/button/whatever (sort of like the "security lock") in LogJam that could either turn from greyed-out to coloured, or that would blink when the friends list is updated. Maybe have it update the "tool tip" to say which user updated last, or just hint that one of your friends updated at all.
It requires having the client open, but, all things considered, it's something people would do if it's something they really wanted to keep an eye on. (At least, I'm pretty sure I would -- running dual-head gives me the desktop space to "waste" :)
Opening a new window or a dialog box would be pretty simple, but that tends to be too intrusive, so I probably wouldn't suggest that, personally.
I'm running FreeBSD and, at the moment, the GKLJ plugin for gkrellm has bug that prevents it from working on this OS (or, at the very least, in my particular environment on two different machines). I've been writing back and forth with the author to see if there's anything I can help with in terms of troubleshooting, but nothing's come up, yet. I still like the idea of having this functionality integrated into the client, since it's one less thing to have to install/run, but I'll take what I can get, at this point. ;)
I use the GKRellM plugin currently, so it's not that big of a deal to me. How about playing of a a .wav file upon a friends list update?
what about a biff like interface? something that would pop a little message on the console that said there was new things in the friends list?
Just make a seperate gnome panel applet that checks friends, using loserjabber's config shit
Well, SOMEONE could -- that'd be damn nice
2001-09-08 01:48 pm (UTC)
friggin' sweet, didn't know it was there :)
Well, I'm happy now!
Word to Big Bird, you gotta keep LogJam up and running :)
2001-09-07 10:15 am (UTC)
modulo evolution support
Evolution support didn't make it in time. The framework is there, next release.
2001-09-07 10:24 am (UTC)
one possible future
The future that I would like to see is for both programs to use the same library to access the journals.
2001-09-07 10:45 am (UTC)
Re: one possible future
Yeah... I tried making a library at one point, but I got distracted by how many layers there are (network, protocol, and then protocol<->ui, I guess).
The actual LiveJournal-protocol-parsing code is only about 50 lines.
2001-09-07 10:59 am (UTC)
yeah keep logjam
Not that I even use a linux now, but I'm sure I will again, and I'm sure I won't use GNOME. Ok, I don't exactly update very often either....
2001-09-10 08:40 am (UTC)
So far, DaVinci couldn't go past journal creation dialog without crashing. As for LogJam, seems to work fine.
I'm still using loserjabber 2.1.5, and think it's great. I avoid GNOME and other integrated desktops. Please keep logjam, if you have time.
since people were discussing features, what i would most like to see is some vi-like buffer--so in the event of a crash, i don't lose several pages of entry just before i submit it.
Compiled it under Mandrake Linux 8.1, had to edit the gnome/Makefile and add -lgthread and -lpthread to LIBS. When I run it however, the druid shows up fine but when I click "Finish" the application crashes. Any ideas?