These are chat archives for highfidelity/hifi

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Mar 2015
Konstantin
@SydoxX
Mar 05 2015 06:46
Hey, is there a page with all the specific HiFi functions plus definitions? For example describes what "menuItemName.substr()" does and what the parameters are.
Joe Large [Omega Heron]
@OmegaHeron
Mar 05 2015 07:08
what little bit of stuff like that existing can be found at docs.highfidelity.io
but, it's far from complete. I haven't tried the print API script included with Interface builds in a while, it may illuminate some of that.
Joe Large [Omega Heron]
@OmegaHeron
Mar 05 2015 07:50
What's the deal with downloads from highfidelity.io being, for example at this time, Windows build 2042 - you download/install and get notice saying 2037 is latest, you're running 2042? Are builds be added to download list that shouldn't or is the current version file not keeping in sync?
Cross posting to IRC and forum as well.
Adrianl3d
@Adrianl3d
Mar 05 2015 08:31
@SydoxX that would be utilizing the javascript substring method applied to a menu item's name, and the params would be whatever you put in the brackets. ie menuItemName. substr(0, 1); would return the first character of the name of the menu item. perhaps for making hotkeys to trigger menu items or something. There is a list of specific functions but not their definitions, in your interface run "currentAPI.js" then ctrl/L to get the log.
David Rowe
@ctrlaltdavid
Mar 05 2015 17:34

@birarda Having renewed my acquaintance with IRC, I much prefer Gitter. For example:

  • readily searchable history
  • don't miss conversation conducted while offline
  • integration with GitHub
  • e-mail notification of messages sent to you while offline

IRC seems a little old.

Grayson Stebbins
@problem
Mar 05 2015 17:50
I agree @ctrlaltdavid, one great point brought up was that anyone can login to IRC without a GH account — personally i don’t think a GH account requirement is that big of a barrier to entry, but it is noteworthy
i’ll be sticking around here and leave IRC for the folks that like it
what do you think @nbq ?
Jason Hawks
@nbq
Mar 05 2015 18:28
Gitter keeps me logged in without using a bot to do it, I'm always up to date
I think having the backbone to github here in gitter is vital but I'm just me, plus if someone WANTS to use irc they can check http://irc.gitter.im
It works with any irc client
David Rowe
@ctrlaltdavid
Mar 05 2015 18:38
Are there any script examples that has an Interface script controlling or communicating with an entity script? Or an Interface script communicating with a Stack Manager script?
Lexx
@Triplelexx
Mar 05 2015 19:56
I do like Gitter for the same points raised
Grayson Stebbins
@problem
Mar 05 2015 20:20
@Triplelexx do you think it could be a solution for global chat?
Lexx
@Triplelexx
Mar 05 2015 20:21
I wasn't thinking along those lines, I'm not familiar with the API, but certainly good for keeping in touch with the team.
@problem
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Mar 05 2015 20:24
Jason Hawks
@nbq
Mar 05 2015 20:24
the thing is, it just hit me, worklist already has working oauth with github, you could use that idea as an option under metaverse.highfidelity.io to allow them to connect their github to their hf account, then use the mechanics behind irc.gitter.im to connect them to a channel here
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Mar 05 2015 20:25
You have ids here. That u share with ur friends
Its all opensource
Konstantin
@SydoxX
Mar 05 2015 20:25
I think Gitter is and stays the developer/scripter chat but is not perfect for end users.
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Mar 05 2015 20:26
@problem ^
Jason Hawks
@nbq
Mar 05 2015 20:27
well, if you use the abilities given through irc.gitter.im you can use it with typical irc protocol and filter the text through javascript, technically you COULD do that with a javascript irc “front end” type window generating/updating javascript
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Mar 05 2015 20:30
Tox also allows voice calls
Jason Hawks
@nbq
Mar 05 2015 20:30
I know that most of all, people can do a better backend “work with hifi” sort of system when they make apis that allow us to do things like verify a user is online, even maybe oauth or something like it to verify an avatar is who they say they are on the external site, or some way to say “Its really Thoys you are speaking to” if its an in world window, even if generated through javascript
Konstantin
@SydoxX
Mar 05 2015 20:31
Are we now searching for a temporary global chat solution or a permanent local chat solution?
Jason Hawks
@nbq
Mar 05 2015 20:31
I would think with hifi having voice, that would add some redundancy, something working external but with hifi, like you could grant a site the ability to know your location, so you can allow others to map you if allowed through the site too, which accessed the info through your verification with hifi
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Mar 05 2015 20:33
Everything is temporary
;)
Jason Hawks
@nbq
Mar 05 2015 20:34
Hifi has stated they will not host chat any more, but has not said they will not aid others in making a chat system, like with APIs etc
Joe Large [Omega Heron]
@OmegaHeron
Mar 05 2015 20:34
until it's not and you're stuck with whatever half baked solution that claws to the top exists and everyone is using it.
Konstantin
@SydoxX
Mar 05 2015 20:46
Is there already a way for scripts executed by multiple persons to communicate with each other?
Lexx
@Triplelexx
Mar 05 2015 20:49
Javascript can handle anything like that
I think the end position is going to be domain owners using a third party service and moderating it, just have to choose which
the issue is "Global" chat then
which would then probably some separate hangout maybe
Lexx
@Triplelexx
Mar 05 2015 23:17
So there's a lot of talk going around about Vulkan, very interesting, I have just heard Valve have already developed a Intel Linux driver