Hi, i'm trying to write a sort-of inbox feature for my app. e.g. having a 'inbox' & 'sent items' area for each logged in user so they can send and receive messages to people logged into the system. i'm thinking the data model would be something like... message user_id created_at updated_at something like that, the state (not read, read, sent) would determine what box it should sit in, sort of like a blog / list model to connect each message together like a line of history. unsure. any thoughts?
on 2007-07-31 14:36
on 2007-07-31 14:48
John G. wrote: > created_at > any thoughts? I seem to vaugely recall someone writing about a plugin doing that kind of thing. Maybe you can save yourself a bit of time browsing the plugin lists at: http://agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins And maybe me memory is corrupted and you should just go ahead and do it yourself. It sounds like a pretty easy task ;-) -- Cheers, - Jacob A.
on 2007-07-31 18:59
On 7/31/07, John G. <email@example.com> wrote: > user_id > > any thoughts? You may want sender/receiver fields too. -- Rick O. http://lighthouseapp.com http://weblog.techno-weenie.net http://mephistoblog.com
on 2007-07-31 20:08
Thanks Rick, yep suppose I would, haven't fully worked out then data model for this. as a sidenote, how do you write listboxes and checkboxes elements into the ruby forms?
on 2007-07-31 22:17
I'd probably add an Inbox model that belongs_to messages with a column for the user_id and read_state Then do a current_user.inbox.messages for your index find, and use group_by in the view to divide them up by state. This way a message can be 'delivered' to multiple people with different states. A user deleteing a message removes it from his inbox. Then periodically purge all orphaned messages... (just thinking out loud here) linoj On Jul 31, 6:36 am, John G. <firstname.lastname@example.org>