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Yet another suggestion list
« on: February 03, 2006, 11:49:46 pm »
Hello, developers.
First of all I would like to apologize in advance if something is wrong, but I just didn`t find somewhat clear and complete list of :badword:ure features.
I like your daemon because of its compact size and accessibility.
I have a shell at polarhome community and I would like to build a network based on your daemon. I`ve spent pretty much time searching for appropriate daemon and found few of those that I like. My decision was motivated with open source terms and so my favour fell on your ircd (as others were commecial ones). But I can`t just pass by the features I liked from the other daemons. So I have quite a list of wishes and I`ll post it with your permittion.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Yet another suggestion list
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2006, 10:11:37 pm »
Documentation is sadly one thing that has been neglected over the years.
Feel free to post your list :)
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Re: Yet another suggestion list
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2006, 07:54:33 pm »
Ok. Thanks. So starting with minor ones:
1. It will be cool to have a tunable timed auto-away (it is very optional but useful).
2. Also it could be nice to have a +W usermode available for everyone (maybe it already is and I`m too lame to tune it ;) ) I know that it is also possible to solve this using services but IMO it is better if its daemon level.
3. It will be just wonderful to see "native" services by your team. (point me if there are and i`ve just said crap :) )
4. It would be great if you had good docimentation...

Thats it for now I think. Thank you for your time.
(If it isn`t counted advertisment I can name a network for you to see the settings and services that I consider the best ones ever)

PS: Nice emoticons  :D

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Re: Yet another suggestion list
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2006, 02:22:03 pm »
1. It will be cool to have a tunable timed auto-away (it is very optional but useful).

Honestly i do feel that this belongs in the client, not to mention just about all clients do have an auto away feature built in, or allow it to be done easily via scripts.
Adding this to the IRCd could play havoc on clients and/or scripts, so i honestly don't think this is a good idea.

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2. Also it could be nice to have a +W usermode available for everyone (maybe it already is and I`m too lame to tune it ;) ) I know that it is also possible to solve this using services but IMO it is better if its daemon level.

I'm not sure i see any usefull implications of allowing normal users to receive a notice everytime a Whois is carried out on them. It is most likely just going to confuse and annoy them, especially given the amount of automated whois requests are done by clients and scripts onjoin etc. For operators it serves a purpose where they can be used to determine if someone is trying to identify IRC Operators or the likes amongst other things.

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3. It will be just wonderful to see "native" services by your team. (point me if there are and i`ve just said crap :) )

It would be nice, and the thought have crossed my mind several times. It basically boils down to lack of time and energy. I'm already having a hard enough time as it is to keep up with my projects to add another one to the list.

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4. It would be great if you had good docimentation...

All too true. Unfortunately it basically boils down to time and energy again. I usually find myself writing code instead of spending time documenting it :(
That said, we do have a wiki at http://wiki.shadow-realm.org where anyone can contribute to improve the currently scarce documentation.
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