Gobby doesn't check if a color's taken, only "available" colors should be offered

Bug #485960 reported by Fabián Rodríguez on 2009-11-20
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gobby (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gobby

At startup Gobby, before connection, will offer a color wihtout checking if other users are already using it.

The color selection should happen in between requesting to join a session and the actual joining.

That way Gobby could check what color are already in use and only offer " available" colors.

The current behavior results in the user having to repeatedly choose different colors through trial and error until one is found to be available and the session is allowed to be joined.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Nov 20 11:37:20 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: gobby 0.4.9-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: gobby
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :
Tollef Fog Heen (tfheen) wrote :

Ideally, it should just pick a (readable) colour and not bother the user with it at all. If the user hates the colour they are assigned, they can change it in the menu.

Changed in gobby (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Tollef Fog Heen (tfheen) wrote :

Medium importance as this really impacts productivity in many-users-unstable-network situations like UDS where you then end up with people having to spend a fair amount of time to find a colour that is not in use.

Changed in gobby (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

Similarly, it is important that most of the colors offered (or automatically done) be actually readable - man times in UDS someone randomly clicks till they get a working color and end up with black on dark purple text

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