[jdev] Re: Presence packets bottleneck on huge rosters

Trejkaz Xaoza trejkaz at xaoza.net
Thu Dec 9 15:14:04 CST 2004

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 02:03, Richard Dobson wrote:
> Not sure its really a real world situation to have a company wide roster,
> you will only in a real world situation likely have the collegues you
> communicate with the most on your roster, the rest whom you might want to
> communicate with rarely you will likely add them to your roster as and when
> (using a search capability in the client that searches a company wide
> employee db), or just send messages to them without adding them to your
> roster at all. I find it very hard to believe that companies will opt for
> company wide rosters certainly not if the number of employees is over 50 or
> so, and even then I doubt many would opt for company wide rosters as the
> roster just becomes unusable over a certain level, and if people only
> communicate with certain other people very infrequently or never whats the
> point in having them in your roster in the first place??.

It seems that way to me, too.

Supposing you chat with people for one minute each day (in reality it tends to 
be much longer unless it's just a memo), and you have 1,000 people you 
actually chat to on your roster.

That takes 1,000 minutes of chatting, or 16-17 hours.  If you did that during 
a week (seems reasonable) then you'd only be doing 3 days of real work out of 
every 5 days in the office. :-)

What would be much more sane would be adding everyone to all the contacts in 
the same team, and then adding every boss to their subordinate.  That's more 
of a realistic communication path already.


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