Alternative MSN prpl

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Thu Nov 29 21:07:24 EST 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 03:46 +0200, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> Well, you have something that I assume is more official, which is
> serv_got_alias, but you don't have serv_got_real_alias, or something.
> So the prpls need to call purple_blist_alias_buddy, which is curious,
> because you have serv_got_alias for purple_blist_server_alias_buddy,
> but nothing for purple_blist_alias_buddy.
> I know there's a proper way to do this, but I won't wait for some
> consensus among the developers about what is the proper way to set a
> real alias. I have stated many times before my opinion that
> libpurple's concept of "server alias" is flawed, I just don't care
> anymore about proper ways.

I looked at 5fe788856f6702d18b343443f7f6cb52f1888ab7 in your git repo. I
see that two functions have been added to fix-purple.h, is that what you
are proposing? If so, I don't see anything fundamentally wrong with it,
and I certainly don't mind merging in that.

> I agree it would be fundamentally stupid... if the core's API for
> prpls was sane.
> I probably can't convince you, but the core's API for MSN is just not
> right. So instead of waiting for miracles to happen on the core, I
> prefer to write hacky workarounds to make the MSN prpl work as it
> should.

Can you elaborate?


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