bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #34067, Ask nick before autoconnect to IRC...


bug #34067: Ask nick before autoconnect to IRC at first GUI launch or if it is equals to default one in config file

Submitted by:  Andriy Shinkarchuck <andruxoid>
Submitted on:  Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:50:47 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  Jacob Dawid <jacobdawid>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Mon 07 May 2012 01:07:08 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The IRC Client has been removed.

Jacob Dawid <jacobdawid>In charge of this item.
Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:50:47 PM UTC, original submission:  

When launching GUI for the first time, "Autoconnect to IRC" is enabled by default and default nick is "User1".

If many users connect with default settings (i mean nickname User1), underscore is appended to theirs nick (User1_, User1__, User1___ and so on) by NickServ, but freenode limits nickname to 16 symbols, as we tested with Jacob Dawid.

So only 11 users can connect to #octave with default settings simultaneously. 12th will be kicked off, which is inadmissible behaviour.

So i suggest popup form with input field for entering nickname at first launch of GUI (check if config file present already) or at every launch, if default nickname "User1" trying to use.
This input field should accept any nick except IRC system nicknames like NickServ, fsbot etc. I think we should prevent user to connect to IC with any default nick anyway.

Andriy Shinkarchuck <andruxoid>


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