[xwiki-devs] Message Stream (aka User Status) needs for final 3.0 release

Jerome Velociter jerome at xwiki.com
Fri Mar 11 15:15:47 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Vincent Massol <vincent at massol.net> wrote:
> On Mar 11, 2011, at 3:23 PM, Sergiu Dumitriu wrote:
>> On 03/10/2011 07:22 PM, Vincent Massol wrote:
>>> On Mar 10, 2011, at 6:53 PM, Sergiu Dumitriu wrote:
>>>> On 03/10/2011 12:22 PM, Vincent Massol wrote:
>>>>> I think there are 2 things we absolutely need in the message stream
>>>>> (user status) implementation before we can release 3.0 final, ie so
>>>>> that it can be put in production:
>>>>> * Ability to filter user statuses per wiki. On a XEM install a user
>>>>> status sent in a given subwiki shouldn't leak to another subwiki.
>>>>> This is required for example for myxwiki.org.
>>>> K, but I didn't do anything to customize the wiki filtering, that part
>>>> was supposed to be handled already by the main {{activity}} code. I just
>>>> added more constraints on messages. If events do leak, then it's a bug
>>>> in the activity macro. Did you test it and encountered this problem?
>>> No I don't have an instance to test it but 'd like to upgrade myxwiki to 3.0M3 tomorrow and I wanted to be sure it's working since you mentioned that filtering wasn't working for message stream. If it's working then great.
>> I didn't do any explicit filtering for messages, but the basic filters
>> for generic events are still in place. For example, this is why on a
>> user's profile page, only messages from that user are displayed (the
>> event.user condition is inherited from the {{activity users="X"}} filtering.
>>>>> * Ability to remove a given user status. Imagine that we upgrade
>>>>> xwiki.org or myxwiki.org to 3.0M3 and someone registers and send a
>>>>> user status with some spam content... We wouldn't be able to remove
>>>>> it (except by having to go to the DB).
>>>> K, I already added the method to the Java component. But currently only
>>>> the author has the right to remove it, since there's no way to check if
>>>> a user has admin rights from components. It can be done via a script
>>>> with PR.
>>> I didn't see a way for a user to remove a message. Can you confirm it's possible from the UI?
>> No, not yet, but I'm working on it
> Great.
> BTW is there a setting to disable having the user status input form on the main dashboard?
> I'm not sure everyone will want to have it by default and I' m not sure we want it on in the default XE.

I agree.

At least it could be a separate gadget on the dashboard.


> Thanks
> -Vincent
>>> Good to know that at least we have a workaround by writing a script in a page.
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