RE: Current miivi issues

From: Dylan C Douglas <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 20:00:22 -0400

8 and 14: Will do when I get back.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jay Mairs" <>
To: "Stefan Kaczmarek" <>
Cc: "Ty Heath" <>; "Sergio Alvarez" <>; "Ivan Kwok" <>; "Ben Ebert" <>; "Dylan Douglas" <>
Sent: 5/23/07 7:57 PM
Subject: RE: Current miivi issues

My resonses to your resonses : (Dylan, read #14)


1. Ok

2. Ok

3. I'm not too worried about this one. Just want to make sure it
doesn't get lost in the shuffle

4. Ok

5. The second one. Instead of "Click here to continue" or
whatever it does now, have it go to a page where we can explain the
keyphrases and have them add phrases.

6. Ok

7. Ok -> Yeah, but "add to queue" doesn't exactly make sense for
"My Library" search results. Really those results are just a subset of
the history or library.

8. Ok

9. Ok

10. Ok

11. I mean the link at the top of the page, not the green arrow.

12. N/A

13. Ok for now

14. Dylan, only send a posted date for published files, not for Ares

15. Ok

16. Looks fine to me

17. N/A


From: Stefan Kaczmarek []
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 3:02 PM
To: Jay Mairs
Cc: Ty Heath; Sergio Alvarez; Ivan Kwok; Ben Ebert;
Subject: Re: Current miivi issues


My resonses:


1. The app will now, for each transfer, purge any stale or unused
sources every hour and connect to the server to get a new list. This
should fix any slowdown issues.

2. There is now a global variable that keeps track of the last time an
ares connection was made. Whenever a new connection is asking to be
made, if the last time is less than a second, then it is denied.

3. I think that moving all of my files into the root folder and all the
include files into an include folder or something sounds appropriate.
What do you guys think?

4. The default upload setting for new accounts is now "Medium" which is
the 60kB/s. "Fast" is unlimited upload. The download settings remain

5. Well, right now the keywords are added one at a time when an account
is created. Either we can, upon account creation, shoot them to the edit
account page to enter them in, or require that they enter in say 3-5
keywords or something. Let me know what is preferred.

6. Done.

7. Well that's annoying as all hell ... But ok. (TODO)

8. Dylan? Serge? Whoever ... When you give me their queue and the search
results, I guess along with the rating value, give me a health value as
well, 0-5, and I'll just do the same things with the ASCII stars. I
don't know how you want to come up with the value, and I don't really

9. Done.

10. Done.

11. Move to top works for me on FF OS X and IE XP, so ... yeah.

12. N/A

13. Done. (Although right now it's really basic. Just let me know what
verbage you want there.)

14. Well, for Ares files just don't send me the posted date, then. Just
send an empty JSON string.

15. Number of views will now only be visible if the value is over 50.

16. It's not as bright now. Better?

17. N/A


So new app, new applet, new php.


- Z


On May 23, 2007, at 11:04 AM, Jay Mairs wrote:

Ok, I've been slowly giving out Miivi to-do's, but I'm going to be out
of the office for the next week, so I'm going to dump a bunch of them on
you guys before I leave J


I'll list these issues out and label them with the people that I think
are probably responsible for them. If I label you responsible for
something that you're not responsible for, don't freak out and get
pissed, just reply and tell me who you think IS responsible for it, OK?


OK. These are in approximate order of priority.


1. Stefan - The app slows down after running for an extended
period of time(more than a couple hours). If the app is killed, then
restarted, the transfer goes back to being fast again. This seems to be
pretty consistent and has been noticed by multiple people, including
Randy(on XP). I see it on my windows vista machine at work and my mac
at home.


2. Stefan - Is the network management stuff for multiple users in
there? Like if there are 5 users registered to a GUID, does it handle
that situation OK? Before it would swamp out the network on the


3. Stefan, Dylan?, Sergio? - The directory names will need to be
scrubbed, like zonie on the server and Pushnet on the client. If you
need to rename it, have it be "MiiVi" or something like that.


4. Stefan - Randy wanted the default upload limit to be set to
~60k and the fastest setting to be unlimited so that college students,
etc. can use their fat connections if they want to.


5. Stefan, Sergio?, Dylan? - The process of creating an account
should include setting up the list of keyphrases for the queue


6. Stefan - The "install application" button on the applet should
be changed to say "Install MiiVi"


7. Stefan - The format of the history search results should look
like the history list. Ditto for the library search results.


8. Stefan, Dylan? - Randy wants a download health displayed to the
user. It can just be based on the number of sources for now, probably
weighted for Miivi sources.


9. Stefan - Page #'s at the bottom of the search results pages


10. Stefan - Have the screenshot on the media page link to "play file"
if they have the file and "add to queue" if they don't.


11. Stefan - Move to top doesn't work


12. Sergio - The name "MiiViSystray" should be replaced with "MiiVi"


13. Stefan, Sergio? - There should be a link to a download page
between the forum and upload links. The download links for the
installers should be on that page.


14. Stefan - For files from Ares, don't show the posted date.


15. Stefan - Only show # of views if it is above a threshold (50, I


16. Stefan - Randy says the red for the "about to be deleted" is too


17. Ivan - Default Icons for video, picture, etc. should be higher res
(better looking).



That's it. Please feel free to reply about how
stupid/useless/difficult/etc. these things are. Or if you need any
clarification, of course.




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