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   * can we use gaim/[http://www.bitlbee.org bitlbee]?    * can we use gaim/[[http://www.bitlbee.org|bitlbee]]?
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 * Use [http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0071.html XHTML-IM] for rich text formatting for messages  * Use [[http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0071.html|XHTML-IM]] for rich text formatting for messages
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   * [http://www.xapian.org/ Xapian] maybe as the default if it exists?    * [[http://www.xapian.org/|Xapian]] maybe as the default if it exists?
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 * Dialogs between server/client (see [wiki:IcecapProtocol/Introduction Protocol Introduction])  * Dialogs between server/client (see [[IcecapProtocol/Introduction|Protocol Introduction]])
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 * The Swedish translation of the Wiki software seems too be broken when you edit the page at the point where it should show you a reference of the Wiki markup language. (See [http://img77.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caminoscreensnapz0024fa.png screenshot].) In fact, the Swedish translation is altogether so low quality that it safely can be removed from this Wiki. ''// pv2b''  * The Swedish translation of the Wiki software seems too be broken when you edit the page at the point where it should show you a reference of the Wiki markup language. (See [[http://img77.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caminoscreensnapz0024fa.png|screenshot]].) In fact, the Swedish translation is altogether so low quality that it safely can be removed from this Wiki. ''// pv2b''
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 * It could be interesting if merging with both the [http://www.bitlbee.org bitlbee] and [http://ctrlproxy.vernstok.nl/ CtrlProxy], this could convert it into a killer app and a lot of manpower for the same effort.  * It could be interesting if merging with both the [[http://www.bitlbee.org|bitlbee]] and [[http://ctrlproxy.vernstok.nl/|CtrlProxy]], this could convert it into a killer app and a lot of manpower for the same effort.

Big Things

  • clients for everyone :)

    • J2ME
  • irc
    • dcc
    • channel mode handling for clients without raw irc events
      • "channel change" command could be used for setting them
    • netsplit/netjoin handling?
  • all the other protocols
    • can we use gaim/bitlbee?

    • msn code started from scratch
  • Use XHTML-IM for rich text formatting for messages

    • XHTML-IM -> IRC conversion (IRC -> XHTML-IM done)

      • If it wasn't 100% mapping, reply back to client how exactly it was converted (ie. similar to € -> EUR).

  • Optional *FAST* searching of old event logs.
    • Xapian maybe as the default if it exists?

    • Storing binary trees in Berkeley DB would also work, but not really the best solution
    • SQL databases could be used optionally too. Although then the logs should probably be stored there instead of in files. The code can be taken from Dovecot's lib-sql which supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.
  • dynamic event parameters that can be updated anytime wanted (already there?)
  • event filtering for untagged messages
    • actions: add, execute commands(?), drop, ..?
  • scripting
  • (caching) proxying to other icecap servers.
    • code could probably be reused or maybe shared with the code from irssi2 client
  • protocol specs :) also specifying some conventions that should be used in eg. client configuration storing

    • started already in wiki..
  • Dialogs between server/client (see Protocol Introduction)

  • "channel names;fields=realname,address", which with IRC would basically send WHO if everything isn't known (if only a few users aren't known, use USERHOST / WHOIS)
  • IRC user handling: If user is in same channel or in WATCH list, don't send ISON/USERHOST requests

little things

  • Connection/reconnection fixes:
    • increase the reconnection timeouts. 0 -> 30 -> 60 -> 5min -> 10min -> 15min or something..

    • Keep DNS requests cached so if DNS lookup fails for any reason, use the cached values
    • If DNS request fails because of temporary error, try re-requesting it after a while
    • IRC kills and connection ERRORs should stop reconnects (check irssi for exact handling)
  • sending ctcps and actions
  • whowas
  • "presence change" command should be able to change our away state
  • Charset translation is done too late. When transliterations occur (eg. € -> EUR in ISO-8859-1), they're still stored to logs without the transliteration. Also they're sent to other clients non-transliterated.

  • Log "starting up", "shutting down" and "disconnected" events so it's obvious when those events happened

Bugs

Panic: file event-db-fs.c: line 171 (fs_event_db_add): assertion failed: (event_time >= db->last_write_stamp) by Vagabond

Wiki stuff

  • The Swedish translation of the Wiki software seems too be broken when you edit the page at the point where it should show you a reference of the Wiki markup language. (See screenshot.) In fact, the Swedish translation is altogether so low quality that it safely can be removed from this Wiki. // pv2b

Discussion

  • It could be interesting if merging with both the bitlbee and CtrlProxy, this could convert it into a killer app and a lot of manpower for the same effort.

    • I don't see how it could be merged with CtrlProxy, since Icecapd seems to be practically a complete replacement for it..

      • And what about merging it with Bitlbee?
        • I'm not against it, but I think Bitlbee people weren't all that much interested in doing it.
  • Why not use libgaim?
  • I'm using irssi + irssi-proxy + irc client of choice - in what ways is (or will be) icecap superior to this setup?

ToDo (last edited 2009-03-15 22:42:40 by localhost)