Pref Migration Summary

Kevin M Stange kevin at
Thu Apr 12 13:06:26 EDT 2007

Mark Doliner wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 11:03:12 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote
>> Kevin M Stange spake unto us the following wisdom:
>>> Additionally, we have "smileys", "plugins" (probably not worth copying
>>> since these will not load), and "icons" (are we going to disown the old
>>> cache, or copy it?).
>> This sounds like a great time to leave the icon cache behind, and
>> create an icon cache that doesn't suck.  That said, I don't want to
>> hold up releases getting this right.  :-)  It is a *cache*, though,
>> and we should be able to leave it behind with minimal, if any, bad
>> effects.
> I think it's used for caching the icons of your buddies as well as the icons
> you've set for yourself.
> For your buddies, I think most of the protocols will correctly refetch the
> icon if the cached icon is missing.  However, Jabber doesn't have a widespread
> standard for avatars yet and Gaim still only supports vcard-based avatars. 
> And I don't think Gaim automatically fetches vcards for your Jabber buddies. 
> Which means if the icon cache directory is deleted then users will need to
> manually request vcards from their buddies if they want to see their avatars.
>  It's pretty minor.
> We cache the icons you've set for yourself in case a user moves or deletes the
> file that was chosen as their icon.  This is also minor, but people would need
> to set the icon again for their accounts.

We also reformat the user's icon when we load it in.  Is the cached
version a copy of the modified icon used by the PRPL, or is it still
re-converted each time through?


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