Persistent chat rooms

Richard Laager rlaager at
Tue Sep 18 16:22:46 EDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 11:39 -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> On 9/17/07, Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <imadil at> wrote:
> > > FYI: the two branches have been merged, and conversation hiding is now
> > > in im.pidgin.pidgin.
> Some questions I'm too lazy to check the code to answer:
> - Does this need to be a preference?

I don't think so.

> Is there a strong reason for not
> wanting to maintain the IM history that isn't solved by Ctrl-L?

No, this seems like a fine solution.

> - What's the timeout for eventually clearing the backlog?

I think Sadrul said 10 minutes. I'd really like to see the conversation
timeout within 10 minutes of the user closing it and 1 hour if it is
left open. I don't think these need to be preferences.

> - Do we need an auto-join and a persistent flag? I'd be just as happy
> with only one or even neither.
> - Related: does persistant imply auto-join? It seems that a persistant
> chat should join on start, but not show the conversation window for
> it.

I'd be good with auto-join implying persistent and only having one

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