Re: [111attendees] So, what are jabber scribes actually doing, these days?

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Thu, 29 July 2021 23:07 UTC

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On 2021-07-29, at 22:29, John Levine <ietf@johnlevine.com> wrote:
> 
> According to Carsten Bormann  <cabo@tzi.org>rg>:
>> -=-=-=-=-=-
>> On 29. Jul 2021, at 21:43, Jay Daley <jay@ietf.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Umm … have you tried having the two windows side by side?
>> 
>> Yes, but then I can’t read the CodiMD window.
>> 
>> Increasing the number of windows that I have to juggle is not a winning strategy for focusing my attention on the content of the meeting.
> 
> Trying to arrange a set of panes that differ for each user (some look
> at codimd, some at local copies of slides, some at documents for
> reference, some at the people who are talking, ...) and fit them into
> a fixed layout is a losing battle.

Er, that was not what I was asking for.

I was asking that the information that meetecho manages is designed in such a way that it can stay it its window.  I have no idea why you think the other items need to be addressed by meetecho.  (I don’t even know why the superfluous function to replace the slides by a codimd iframe is in there, who wants to use that?)

Clearly, the participant names are unnecessarily large.  This causes a spacing where even the microphone line doesn’t fit on the screen and requires scrolling; I no longer can see who is speaking (as this is inexplicably below the microphone line).  So I need to run meetecho at 67 % scaling.  This means that the constant-width multi-purpose column is now wide enough that it would also be no problem to optionally fit the chat inside it.  These are all design options that need to be considered rationally.

> Perhaps you could invest in a bigger screen.  They're pretty cheap these days.

The screens are cheap.  The time I need to use to juggle all those windows is not.

Grüße, Carsten