Button to reconnect to chat

Case number:845818-985890
Topic:Game: Social
Opened by:Seth Cooper
Status:Closed
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 19:38
Last modified:Friday, November 16, 2012 - 19:22

From LennStar:

The IRC bug no longer crashes the client on a disconnect (YAY!) but
there is still no way to reconnect after the connection was dropped

{

IRC::run error

Exiting IRC::run

Unable to list users/Couldn't send message: Illegal operation for this
state
(/scratch/scooper/rosetta/src/mini-interactive-main/mini/src/interactive/util/IRC.cc:276

}

maybe instead of just a pop-up showing it failed, how about a "would
you like to reconnect?"(libircclient should allow for detecting a lost
connection and reconnecting somehow...), if that's not possible, the
popup should recommend saving and restarting the game after the error
since the chat box looks fine, but is not functional

(Sat, 04/04/2009 - 19:38  |  12 comments)


Joined: 05/30/2008
Groups: Contenders

I would also appreciate being alerted when it disconnects, because I don't normally post except in response to comments. I will be disconnected fo half an hour without noticing sometimes. And then I miss all the enjoyable chat.:)

Joined: 04/20/2012
Groups: Go Science

Having time stamps in the built-in Foldit Chat would make it easier to detect disconnects. Also, a ChatBot that posts the time in Global Chat once an hour would give users periodic notices that Chat is still connected.

Feedback Case http://fold.it/portal/node/992450 is related.

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You're not missing much...

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Topic: Game: Other » Game: Social
Type: Suggestion » Suggestion

Bump.
Simple "ghost" and "join" commands hooked onto button should be enough to connect client to IRC.
This would also solve download recipes on multiple machines problem.

Joined: 06/17/2010

Bump on request :)
Add button somewhere on chat window.
- connect on random nick
- ghost
- nick
- identify
- join

:)

Joined: 06/17/2010
Status: Open » Closed

Marking as duplicate to: http://fold.it/portal/node/991488

Joined: 06/17/2010
Status: Closed » Open

Bump.
IRC crashes are resolved but this feature (reconnect button) is really need:
- it allow to load recipes on multiple clients/compuers
- it allow to show screen from any client
- it allow to rejoin chat if something break connection

Button need to do:
- close connection (if open)
- connect to server
- call ghost command to kill hanging connection
- join to channels

There should be also some irc log during connection process, not only "joinin chat..." message.

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Assigning this to myself

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Shameless bump.
I have network failures few times a day and need restart client/s to show my work. I`m sure this is annoying to many players.

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This (along with a notification icon to show if you're still connected to the server) should be in the next devprev

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marking as ongoing, this will be in the next devprev

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this is in main now

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