Openmoko Bug #1976: Redial last called number

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Fri Sep 19 18:34:29 CEST 2008

#1976: Redial last called number
    Reporter:  Treviño       |        Owner:  zecke   
        Type:  enhancement   |       Status:  new     
    Priority:  normal        |    Milestone:          
   Component:  Qtopia        |      Version:  Om2008.8
    Severity:  normal        |   Resolution:          
    Keywords:  HasPatch, PM  |    Blockedby:          
Reproducible:                |     Blocking:          
Changes (by zecke):

  * keywords:  HasPatch => HasPatch, PM


 Replying to [comment:2 Treviño]:
 > Replying to [comment:1 zecke]:
 > > @Implementation: It is fine, maybe the valuespace is not populated
 from the callhistory
 > No, it isn't... What do you think about implementing the "search-last-
 dialed-number" feature? Do you think it would be much slower?

 No, finding the last dialed number of the callhistory should be quite easy
 and fast enough. The question is if you want to have redial around reboots
 but it would not hurt.

 > > @Approach:
 > >   - Having a feature that is not easy to discover (no button for it),
 that can be accidently triggered (someone pressed call with an empty
 number accidently and then a complete number gets dialer) are violations
 of common usability standards.
 > Well, that's not completely true... Yes, there's no button for it, but
 redialing pressing the "green button" is a common phone feature. However
 With my patch to re-dial the "LastDialedCall" you need to press the call
 button twice, not once!
 > In fact, if the text string is empty and you press the call button, that
 text area just populated with the latest called string. If you want to
 dial that number, instead, you've to press the call button another time. I
 think that this is a reasonable approach.

 Yes, but that is a hardware button in most cases and I doubt the "Call"
 button in the UI has the same functionality?

 > > @Proposal: Add a redial action to the menu of the dialer. This will
 take two clicks (open menu, click on redial) and we can consider
 exchanging the SMS button with the redial action (easy once the code for
 the action is there) in the future. Would you be willing to give that a
 > I could do it, but imho adding a button is redundant while using the
 menu action is not so intuitive. I'd exchange the SMS button with a "clear
 number", instead...

 I added PM as I don't want to make a decision on that. I will talk with
 some local folks about it as well.

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