Direct IM requests and the Request API

James Lockie bjlockie at
Sun Apr 15 20:01:23 EDT 2007

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury wrote:
> * Evan Schoenberg had this to say on [15 Apr 2007, 11:03:43 -0400]:
>> Quoting Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <imadil at>:
>>> * Evan Schoenberg had this to say on [14 Apr 2007, 11:59:48 -0400]:
>>> <snip>
>>>> 1) Such requests should be shown inline in the chat window if at all
>>>> possible.  To that end, using something non-generic which instead
>>>> passed in the PurpleConversation (or PurpleBuddy and PurpleAccount)
>>>> associated with the request would allow the UI to do that.  I don't
>>>> know if Pidgin or Finch can show a message with clickable buttons in
>>>> the message window... if they can't, they could still pop up a new
>>>> window.
>>> I like the idea of showing requests in conversation windows when/if
>>> possible. I created a mockup for finch to see how it would look, and
>>> here's the result: I think
>>> I like it.
>> *nod* It's possible with file transfers at present, since you get a  
>> buddy and account when you get a PurpleXfer... we've done something  
>> just like you mocked up in Adium, and the results are great (and  
>> response has been positive). I'm thinking about just adding  
>> buddy/account to the request API's callbacks, letting them be optional  
>> if there's no associated buddy or account.  I'll take a look at that  
>> this afternoon. :)
> >From the request-ui, how do you determine that it's a request for a
> filetransfer? Do you look to see whether the handle is a PurpleXfer?
> Sadrul

It would be a really nice feature if request for VV could be shown in 
conversation windows.
Even though pidgin doesn't support VV, it would be nice to know when a 
client that does VV is asking for it.

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