taskWeeChat - Tasks: task #13097, In-buffer PRIVMSG proposal


task #13097: In-buffer PRIVMSG proposal

Submitter:  Ioannis A <superuser>
Submitted:  Sat 15 Feb 2014 04:18:20 PM UTC
Category:  None Should Start On:  Sat 15 Feb 2014 12:00:00 AM UTC
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Sat 15 Feb 2014 04:33:29 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This idea is from Yaniel in #weechat:

It would be better for *incoming messages if:

  • You are looking at a buffer both of you are in, show incoming messages
  • You are looking at any other buffer, then create a new buffer (current behaviour)
Ioannis A <superuser>
Sat 15 Feb 2014 04:18:20 PM UTC, original submission:  

This proposal is in two parts:

=The easy part -- outgoing messages:=
Simply put, follow what other clients do. This could be a configurable option. Ideally it would be the default as it's a de facto standard among clients to present /msg in this way.

When you use /msg to message someone, the PRIVMSG you sent appears in the buffer you sent it from, not the server buffer.

This makes sense because the entry box is not buffer-independent, not to mention that using /msg from within a buffer makes more sense because you'd expect people to tab-complete usernames in it.


=The hard part -- incoming messages:=
This proposal is modelled after how HexChat handles this. I suggest trying this out to get a real feel for it. To do this, go to Settings -> Preferences -> Channel switcher and uncheck "Open a New tab when you receive a private message".

Here's how it works:

You're in two buffers on Freenode (#weechat, #steamlug and #defocus) and one on OFTC (#osm).

Your friend Bob, who sends you a PRIVMSG, is in #defocus and #steamlug on Freenode.

  • If you're looking at #defocus or #steamlug, it just appears in-buffer.
  • If you're looking at #weechat or #osm (OFTC), it goes to the first in the list which both you and Bob have joined, which in our case is #steamlug. WeeChat buffer order can be arbitrary, and you've set up #defocus to come last.

HexChat counts these as system messages (like quits/joins), which is not the best implementation for notifying users.
Ideally WeeChat should handle them as it handles private messages already (so beep.pl and stuff work out of the box).

Ioannis A <superuser>


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