Gwibber should load new messages on demand, like Twitter web client

Bug #726391 reported by Per Ångström
This bug affects 5 people
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gwibber (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gwibber

The Twitter web client does not display new messages automatically, instead it says something like "2 new tweets" and you have to press a button to see the new tweets. I find that helpful, since I can clearly keep track of what's new since last time I looked. Compare that to Gwibber, which periodically refreshes its view and automatically displays new messages with no distinction of what's old or new.

I suggest that Gwibber implement something similar to the Twitter web client, to display the number of new messages and a button to display them. A further enhancement could be to color-code different batches of downloaded messages with different colors.

For those who like the current behavior, the new behavior could be optional.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gwibber 2.32.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Feb 28 08:50:07 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: gwibber

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Per Ångström (autark) wrote :
Victor Vargas (kamus)
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Jeff Licquia (jeff-licquia) wrote :

Another possible way to do something like this: TweetDeck for Android remembers the most recent viewed message, and positions the list so that this message is on top. Scrolling up from there causes new messages to come into view.

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Dario Panico (dariopan) wrote :

I also think that new messages should be easily recognizable, but in this bug report you even suggest a way to address the issue which could be a design choice so, I suggest you to refine your description. Putting in evidence the issue and, maybe in a comment, suggest a solution

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1)
Changed in gwibber:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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