Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#2715 new enhancement

Enhance usability of silc private group chat

Reported by: damokles Owned by: elb
Milestone: Component: SILC
Version: 2.1.1 Keywords: silc


Hi there,

thanks for making one of the few working silc gui clients. It's also great that you brought the private group chat to pidgin but in my eyes this one really lacks usability.

First let me add how you normally join a private group chat in a text silc session:

/server xyz
/join abc
/key channel abc set secret

The point is: You join a channel once, chats without key are not possible in this room due to the mode +k AND there is just one private chat. Either you know the key and use it or you don't.

So in my eyes the feature to add a "private group" is not what this is meant to. In pidgin you create a channel and add a group to the channel and have to join *both* with the disadvantage of even not having a nick list in the very private chat window.

So my suggestion is: Keep it simple! Make the key protection a.k.a. private group as a setting for the channel. You add a channel to your buddy list and - if needed - a key for channel encryption. Also I guess using the original silc naming "key" would be better than group because it enables users to get help from the silc folks.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by seanegan

  • Component changed from pidgin (gtk) to SILC
  • Owner set to elb
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