Splitting within the same session


First of all, thank you for creating this great tool. I love it.
Here comes my question, I have two history files, one with 11 sessions and the other one has 14 sessions. The 11 sessions are actually the heading ones in the other file so I expect to get the merged file with 14 sessions. However, once they are merged, the result file (nicely formatted :) has 22 sessions. It is not a major issue but if I can I would want to retain the original info as much as possible. What is the criteria to split within a session?
Thank you,

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Closed Feb 27, 2008 at 11:41 AM by fernandof
Fixed in version 1.4

Mark, good job on finding this bug.


fernandof wrote Feb 23, 2008 at 2:28 AM

Hi Mark,
Just to keep this site nice and tidy, please post queries on the discussions board as the Issues are used to track, well, issues... :)
To answer your question, the main rule is explained with the following example:
You start a conversation from your work box from 3pm to 4pm and leave that session opened. From your home you start a new conversation with the same recipient from 9pm to 10pm. On the next day you go back to work and continue the already opened conversation.
In our example, the log files record 2 conversations (1 on each log file), but the merged version will correctly show 3 different conversations:

Work: 3pm---4pm [session is kept open]----------------------------midnight------------------[continue opened session]9am--10am
Home: 8pm-----9pm
Merged: 3pm--4pm 8pm-----9pm 9am--10am

If you're a dev you can check out the unit tests to get a better understanding of those rules.

wrote Feb 23, 2008 at 2:30 AM

MarkWang wrote Feb 26, 2008 at 8:28 PM

The reason I posted my first query here was because I thought this was, well, a bug. To prove my point, I attached a sample log file. After you unrar it, try to merge them together. These two folders are essentially identical, so the result should be unmodified. However, the number of sessions changes from 4 to 7 and some of the messages within the same session get broken into a new session.

wrote Feb 26, 2008 at 8:28 PM

fernandof wrote Feb 26, 2008 at 8:58 PM

This is a question, not an issue.
Please post questions on the dicussions board.

** Closed by fernandof 2/22/2008 6:30 PM

fernandof wrote Feb 26, 2008 at 8:58 PM

Merged version sometimes messes up the conversation when origin history files have the duplications.
In the attached Desktop.rar sample 2 identical files are incorrectly merged: duplications are correctly being dropped but original conversations are not being honoured.

wrote Feb 27, 2008 at 11:41 AM

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