idle detection

Peter Lawler pidgin-devel at
Wed Aug 1 23:40:32 EDT 2007

Richard Laager wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 16:39 -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> I picked the 60 seconds as a reasonable value, and I'm not alone in
> that:
>> a one minute poll interval seems a reasonable
>> compromise, because at most you're inaccruately shown as idle for 59
>> seconds or so
Dunno if it's been mentioned, but the Pidgin UI preference for changing 
status is measured in minutes, so polling at anything less than this is 
silly (unless it's seen internally in purple as seconds in which case 
I'd suggest that's a bit silly, too)


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