Account (dis|en)abling

Eoin Coffey ecoffey at
Wed May 23 11:40:55 EDT 2007

This may be a bit off the issue, but for at least development -c blahness is
a good idea so that you don't unintentionally eff your own personal config.

As for making account enabling / disabling UI specific that seems to make
some sense to me.


On 5/23/07, Eric Polino <aluink at> wrote:
> I ran into something rather annoying and was wondering what the desired
> functionality is.
> Right now I'm working on Finch but am running Pidgin as I work.  In Pidgin
> my MSN account is enabled.  I'd like it to be disabled in Finch.  But when I
> enable it in Pidgin it gets enabled for both Finch and Pidgin; I've
> confirmed this in accounts.xml.  So when I fire up Finch it kicks it off
> in Pidgin, so I turn it off in Finch and renable it in Pidgin...and on and
> on...  Do we want the UI to (dis|en)able accounts purplewide or only for the
> specific UI it was changed in?  My vote is for just the UI it's in.  I know
> I could pass a -c nothingdir but that's just ugly for nothing, IMHO.
> On a side note.  When I enabled MSN in Pidgin it added settings for
> gnt-gaim to my accounts.xml.  Also, Pidgin is refered to as gtk-gaim there
> also.  If this is a bug and should be reported I'll do that.
> Eric
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