[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5976: Addition of 'Live' notifications

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Fri Oct 31 18:25:57 UTC 2014

#5976: Addition of 'Live' notifications
 Reporter:  style960     |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Core         |     Version:
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch  |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * keywords:   => needs-patch
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review => Future Release


 I agree that this would be a pretty nice feature in terms of usability.
 However, I'm very wary of putting this kind of thing into BuddyPress
 itself. It has the ability to require significant amounts of additional
 server resources, because WP is getting loaded many times in the
 background. We already use WP's Heartbeat API to power "live" updates of
 the activity stream, but that's only for a single page in the BP interface
 (the Activity directory), while the notification stuff would be for every
 user on every logged-in page. So, we'd need very conservative default
 values for the ping interval, plus careful testing to ensure that, eg, the
 heartbeats stop when the browser is out of focus.

 If someone can demo this with a patch that addresses some of the above,
 I'd be happy to take a further look.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5976#comment:1>
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