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Re: [Ring] Contact List

From: Nathan Royce
Subject: Re: [Ring] Contact List
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:08:49 -0600

I will not be creating another account just to open an "issue".
I have a github account and an account for gnu (which encompasses
multiple projects) and am not keen on creating another account solely
for ring issues.
You have the information here in the mailing-list (what is the ML
for?) and that is good enough for me.
Feel free to post it on tuleap yourself. You have my permission.

I will be copying/pasting the part above to the other messages you
replied to, requesting me to post on tuleap.

You know, I took a look at skype and how it is handled there and
realized that even though they also include a contact list (if you
click on the button), they also do have the conversation history much
like ring as the default.
I think it may be alright as it is. A "concern" would have been not
having spoken to Alice for over a year and our conversation being lost
in the vast history log and having to scroll through. But then that's
where the "search" becomes handy... even if I only know part of their
And it's not like a new conversation is created in the history
everytime Alice and Bob talk (flooding the history). So that's good.

I do wonder about the search though, particularly with regard to
groups. I can imagine speaking with Alice grouped with a multitude of
various cohorts (alice and charlie, alice and frank, alice and heidi,
alice and N, ..., alice and heidi and frank, alice and N and M...,
It could be troublesome to search for Alice or Frank (individually) if
there are 100+ group instances in the history. I wonder if you can
search for Alice AND Frank and only get conversations that include
both names.
If there was a contact list, I could just click on Alice or Frank and
then add the other member to the group. Maybe that can/does still
happen, if I see Alice or Frank by themselves in the search (the
individual contact should be listed first at the top of the search),
then add the other member(s) to the group even though the group
already exists, and that group conversation gets opened and appended

I just did a test for a question I was about to ask and it worked out
well. (was going to ask: what would happen to contact request accepted
but no chat)

However I did just run a different test and my expectation did not
occur. I'll create a new thread for that in a bit.

> Hi,
> You could open a enhancement issue on tuleap. But... see below...
> we discussed a lot about that, first you have to know it will be possible to 
> have a contact in differents conversation. An example would be Alice talking 
> to Bob and Alice and Charlie talking to Bob. So having only one tab with 
> contact would make hard to manage conversations history. Second, we use to 
> have a contact list. It was decided to remove it.
> what kind of action are yout willing to do wich is missing right now ?
>> I also think in that contact list, a user would have the option to
>> right-mouse (long-select-press) a contact and be given an option to
>> edit contact information (which propagates to linked devices).
> the only edit I see is to delete the contact. We already started to talk 
> about synchronizing data over devices. But we haven't decided anything so 
> far. The discussion has to continue.
> thank you.
> Nicolas Jäger
> (514) 276-5468 Poste 121

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