pidgin: f2726729: Update the man page a bit.
rekkanoryo at pidgin.im
rekkanoryo at pidgin.im
Sat Aug 23 17:21:01 EDT 2008
Author: rekkanoryo at pidgin.im
Update the man page a bit.
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@@ -64,6 +64,31 @@ Print the current version and exit.
.B \-v, \-\-version
Print the current version and exit.
+Pidgin uses a few terms differently from other applications. For convenience
+they are defined here:
+.B Buddy List
+The list of other users who the user wants to see status information for
+and have quick access to for messaging.
+A user who has been added to the Buddy List.
+A grouping of more than one buddy who are all the same person. A contact may
+contain buddies from any protocol and may contain as many buddies as the user
+desires. Contact arrangements are stored locally only.
+A private "nickname" that may be set for Buddies or the user himself. On some
+protocols, aliases are saved on the server but not visible to other users. On
+other protocols, aliases are saved only locally.
+A messaging service. AIM, XMPP, MSN, Zephyr, etc. are protocols. Others may
+call these "service types," "account types," "services," and so on.
.SH BUDDY LIST
The \fBBuddy List\fR window is Pidgin's main interface window. Using
this window a user can see which of his/her buddies is online, away, idle,
@@ -464,20 +489,32 @@ until removed by the \fBDelete\fR button
disturb, away, etc. If \fIRecurring\fR is checked, the pounce will remain
until removed by the \fBDelete\fR button.
+.SH CUSTOM SMILIES
+Pidgin 2.5.0 introduced support for custom smilies on those protocols for which
+interested contributors have developed support. The custom smiley manager can
+be accessed by selecting \fISmiley\fR from the \fITools\fR menu. From here,
+custom smilies may be added, edited, or deleted by clicking the \fIAdd\fR,
+\fIEdit\fR, or \fIDelete\fR buttons, respectively.
+During a conversation with another user, that user's custom smileys may be
+added to the user's own custom smiley list directly from the conversation
+window by right-clicking the new custom smiley and selecting \fIAdd Custom
Pidgin allows for dynamic loading of plugins to add extra functionality
to Pidgin. See \fIplugins/HOWTO\fR or
\fIhttp://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/CHowTo\fR for information on writing
-The plugins dialog can be accessed by selecting Plugins from the Tools menu.
-Each plugin available appears in this dialog with its name, version, and a
-short summary of its functionality. Plugins can be enabled with the checkbox
-beside the name and short description. More information on the currently
-selected plugin is available by clicking the expander beside the text
-\fIPlugin Details\fR. If the selected plugin has preferences or configuration
-options, the \fIConfigure Plugin\fR button will present the plugin's
+The plugins dialog can be accessed by selecting \fIPlugins\fR from the
+\fITools\fR menu. Each plugin available appears in this dialog with its name,
+version, and a short summary of its functionality. Plugins can be enabled
+with the checkbox beside the name and short description. More information on
+the currently selected plugin is available by clicking the expander beside the
+text \fIPlugin Details\fR. If the selected plugin has preferences or
+configuration options, the \fIConfigure Plugin\fR button will present the
+plugin's preferences dialog.
Pidgin allows for plugins to be written in the perl scripting language. See
@@ -531,6 +568,8 @@ have been solved.
.SH SEE ALSO
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