Small group chat user-interface improvements


This is a placeholder issue for a number of small improvements to the user interface of Spark.

  • The right-hand list of users in a conference should be smaller. It should be large enough to hold the names, but need not be larger (that space is better used for the left-hand pane that contains the chat messages).

  • When resizing the conference room dialog, there is no need for the right-hand list of users to be resized (its size can be static, the space to the left should grow/shrink).

  • When autojoining a conference room from a bookmark (that's potentially set by a different client than Spark), ensure that the node-part of the room JID is used, and not whatever value happens to be the bookmark name (some clients set this to the room description, which makes for very, very long tab titles).

  • When joining a room that contains occupants that are not in the roster of the Spark users, nullpointers should not be thrown.

  • Presence information for room occupants should be based on the presence that the room broadcasts for each occupant, not based on the roster of the Spark user. Apart from being likely that not every occupant exists on the roster in the first place, according to XEP-0045, it is the room that broadcasts presence information.




August 21, 2016, 7:50 PM

Closing this and moving vertical scroll issue to

Guus der Kinderen
August 21, 2016, 7:14 PM

Hmmm, works for me. Repeatedly. I'm joining a couple of rooms, and for rooms that have just a few occupants, I make the entire window smaller. A scrollbar appears every time.

August 20, 2016, 5:08 PM

Sorry, still not getting vertical scroll in the participants list.

August 20, 2016, 11:14 AM

Narrow participants list issue is fixed by
Though it introduces scrollbar in that list in some cases, but that's a minor issue.

August 15, 2016, 7:58 PM

Just to clarify, the narrow participants window issue happens in ~90% of cases.

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