Use case for per-protocol icons

Josh Williams yurimxpxman at
Mon Aug 6 23:20:52 EDT 2007

On 8/6/07, Gary Kramlich <grim at> wrote:
> As I mentioned in an earlier thread, there is now a plugin that will be
> in the next release of the plugin pack that shows the protocol icon in
> the conversation.  Seeing as the conversation is the one window where
> you're more likely to care what protocol, it's the only one that it was
> implemented on.
> See the screen shot (top right)

Certainly an improvement, but I'd personally prefer it to be in the
tab. Also, why do we need an _extra_ icon to show which protocol it
is? Wouldn't it be more efficient to have the status and protocol
icons built together, just as they were in Gaim?

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