Hello OTR folks,
Congratulations on making OTR happen in SIP Communicator! I hope it represents a step closer to world domination for the project
I hope you will not mind me sharing a few personal observations related to the OTR UI.
I may very well be in the minority on this one but I'm unlikely to willingly (as a user) want to manipulate the Off-the-Record Messaging configuration form because it scares me. I mean there are private keys, fingerprints, generation, verifications! The "Default Off-the-Record Settings" check boxes seem like the only controls on this from I'd allow myself to experiment with.
BTW, is private key the same as fingerprint? I'm asking because the "My Private Keys" group says "Fingerprint: No key present" so I guess key == private key == fingerprint.
BTW again, why the label "Default Off-the-Record Settings"? FWIW, I've opened the Settings dialog and it says so in the title so "Settings" in the label seems redundant, as "Default" does because all settings in the settings dialog are default for the application and "Off-the-Record" is already in the configuration form title some pixels above the label in question.
As a matter of convention, "Automatically initiate private messaging" and "Require private messaging" should not be aligned with "Enable private messaging" on the same vertical line but should rather be shifted to the right a bit to visually show that "Enable private messaging" enables/disables them.
BTW yet again, is "private messaging" the same as "Off-the-Record Messaging"? I'd rather stick with one term if they mean the same, it's more than enough of complexity for me that there are private keys and fingerprints.
I'm also not sure why "Enable private messaging" is bellow "My Private Keys". Is it because I can use "my private key" with disabled private messaging? The same question applies to "Known Fingerprints".
Lastly, I'd like to also talk about the OTR menu in the chat window.
I find it a bit unconventional to have an image in the main menu "OTR" item (at least that's how I see it on Ubuntu GNOME).
Again in the area of conventions, I think the "Help" menu item is to be the last, not "OTR".
I'm not sure why the "Reset" menu item is checkbox-like.
I hope the above observations of mine will be of any use. Anyway, congratulations again on the great work!