5ac064e7: Attention API for nudges/buzzes/zaps of …

Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Sun Aug 26 21:51:11 EDT 2007

Jeff Connelly spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > On 8/26/07, Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <imadil at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Instead of having the new signals, would it be enough to use the
> > existing receiving|received-im-msg signals, and set an appropriate flag
> > (eg. PURPLE_MESSAGE_ATTENTION) so that a plugin/UI can treat it
> > differently if it wants to, otherwise just handle it as any other
> > incoming/outgoing message? I think that would be simpler and
> > 'backward-compatible'.
> I did this and was able to cut out a lot of code.
> I was going off the suggestion at
> http://pidgin.im/pipermail/devel/2007-August/002649.html but I agree a
> flag would be better. We'll have to see if deck rider, Ethan, and John
> agree.

As best I can see, this solves the problem deckrider was wanting to
solve, right?  It can still be effectively ignored.


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