Use case for per-protocol icons

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Fri Aug 3 16:45:14 EDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 01:48:48PM -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> On 8/3/07, Etan Reisner <pidgin at> wrote:
> > The problem would be determining when to show the icon, we can do it for
> > things like AIM Encryption where the capability is part of the buddy
> > information, but not for client<->server encrypted connections among other
> > cases.
> I think we should only show a buddy as secure if we can guarantee
> end-to-end encryption.
> -s.

Right, the capability for end-to-end encryption certainly seems to be the
obvious case for when to show such an icon. Which is why we will basically
never be able to show it. =)


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