Option to open the log folder from drop down menus

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Option to open the log folder from drop down menus

Post by Elbow » 2003-06-29 21:58

I would like to be able to access/view my log files.
Mainly chat.
Either from the drop down menu or even better right click a users name and be able to open the chat log.

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Post by cyberal » 2003-06-30 03:28

The IM client Trillian has a neat little feature.. when you open up an IM window to someone it displays the earlier messages (logs) above, in gray tone... could DC++ do something similar?
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Post by mai9 » 2003-07-01 18:20

yes, that's a good feature.

Adding it in the context menu of the user list seems a good idea for me.

I'd like to see in that menu another option: open downloaded filelist, because in good hubs filelists take a while to download ;)

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Post by TheParanoidOne » 2003-07-01 18:38

mai9 wrote:open downloaded filelist, because in good hubs filelists take a while to download ;)

File --> Open File List ...
Is that what you are after?
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Post by mai9 » 2003-07-02 19:39

ok, after reading my post I realize: it's not clear what I wanted.

I understood that Elbow (which is a good friend of mine) suggested opening a user's chat log right-clicking on its name in the user list. And I wanted to say that opening his downloaded filelist would be nice aswell.

So, that item in the context menu of users list would open the downloaded filelist of a user. No need to "file | open file list" and search on a zillion filelists.

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Post by Twink » 2003-07-03 00:38

basically a way of expanding the user right click menu to allow external commands and / commands would be nice, which I think has been mentioned several times already

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Post by TheParanoidOne » 2003-07-03 04:02

mai9 wrote:ok, after reading my post I realize: it's not clear what I wanted.

My fault. You wrote "in that menu" but I read ot as "in the menu", as in the main menu. Hence my response. :oops:
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Post by GargoyleMT » 2003-07-04 09:48

mai9 wrote:I'd like to see in that menu another option: open downloaded filelist, because in good hubs filelists take a while to download ;)

Sidenote, how should this behave if you don't have a file list for the user?

Should it not show the menu choice?
Should it queue the file list?
Something else?

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Post by mai9 » 2003-07-05 17:45

GargoyleMT wrote:
mai9 wrote:I'd like to see in that menu another option: open downloaded filelist, because in good hubs filelists take a while to download ;)

Sidenote, how should this behave if you don't have a file list for the user?

Should it not show the menu choice?
Should it queue the file list?
Something else?

The easiest option is that item does nothing when the filelist is not present. And the nicest is not to show it in the menu, but that would add a menu lag, isn't it?

Grabbing the filelist would be a nice trick though :wink:


(hope you like this fullfilled answer) :?

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Post by sarf » 2003-07-06 06:28

A problem that will crop up is the fact that DC++ currently has no way of knowing if a filelist is complete or if it is being downloaded without doing some checking of what is being downloaded, and even then you can't be sure of a valid filelist. It's not a big deal, though, so...

Hmm... might be interesting to code.

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2003-07-06 14:17

sarf wrote:A problem that will crop up is the fact that DC++ currently has no way of knowing if a filelist is complete or if it is being downloaded without doing some checking of what is being downloaded, and even then you can't be sure of a valid filelist. It's not a big deal, though, so...

Which is another reason DC++ should use the incomplete directory for file lists.

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Post by sarf » 2003-07-07 03:40

I added this to DC++k. To see how I did it, go read this text file.

Feel free to patch your own homegrown version of DC++ with this if you want - it's not pretty, but it does the job (unless you open downloading filelists, as I pointed out before).

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Post by mai9 » 2003-07-08 12:05

Great! Thanks sarf :D

(now I have to choose between Gargoyle's mod or yours...)

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2003-07-08 12:52

mai9 wrote:Great! Thanks sarf :D
(now I have to choose between Gargoyle's mod or yours...)


So now I'll have to import 3rd party features? ;)

I'll consider it, for sure.

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Post by mai9 » 2003-07-08 12:55

sarf in that txt wrote:You are free to use this code in whatever way you like,
except in ways that would make sarf sad. Making sarf sad is
not illegal, however, so go ahead. Unmake my day.
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Post by mai9 » 2003-11-23 08:21

For your Elbow needs, here's a mod that does that:

http://pdc.recoil.net.nz

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Post by Twink » 2003-11-23 23:51

even thou i like the advertising i dunno if its good to bump 4 month old threads to do this mai9

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