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Re: bittorrent in core? what frontend?



You misinterpreted what I was saying.  Gaim is the best example here.
Start it up and an icon appears in the notification area which is
persistent until you exit gaim.  But that is just a thought and not
indicative of what we are trying to choose here, which is out of teh
existing GUI's which one do we pick.  I'm just saying as long as the
client gives feedback and is launched when clicking on a torrent file,
pick the simplest one out there as the default.

On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 13:33 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 12/15/05, John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com> wrote:
> > Not sure but I think the one in core should be the simplest.  Click on
> > a .torrent file and a nice little progress bar pops up to tell you the
> > status and perhaps sits in the notification area.
> 
> I think notification area item is going to be pretty important.  Isn't
> the whole point of a bittorrent client to act as a peer even when the
> download is completed? If all people are doing is leeching and then
> turning off their own torrent nodes that sort of defeats the purpose
> of the peering concept.  I think you'll definitely want to continue to
> inform the desktop user that the bittorrent node is still active and
> is uploading to other peers aftger the download is complete. I don't
> think you want that going on in the background without some visual que
> to remind people.
> 
> -jef

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John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>


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