On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 20:40:15 -0600, Tim Ringenbach wrote
> Mark Doliner wrote:
> > Yes, and it's all handled in core code. If the idle UI ops are not set then
> > we use Gaim idle.
> I don't remember if I spoke up when this change was first made, but
> I think making this pref automatic was a mistake.
> 1. This wasn't an unbreakme pref, it was a legitmate case of two
> options I might want to choose between. Am I idle when I'm not using
> Gaim, or when I'm not using my computer?
> Anyone disagree with 1?
> 2. If we're going to slash a pref, we should do the Right Thing
> always, if possible. In this case, we should always use xss idle
> time, and not do idle at all if it's not available, or else always
> do gaim idle time, and not idle at all if it's not available.
> Instead, we decided that one thing is more right than another.
> 3. Since there's a fallback when xss isn't available, and that
> fallback isn't "not report idle", there still exists a preference.
> It's just a hidden, compile time only preference. I thought hidden
> preferences needed to superjustify themselves beyond that of normal preferences?
> I don't really care *that* much. Some people at the office use idle
> by Gaim usage and might complain to me though, and I don't think it
> makes sense.
How about we release the beta with this preference as-is, and we can see if a
bunch of people complain about it?