MSNP* in official release

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Tue Apr 29 10:21:56 EDT 2008

2008/4/29 Francois Botha <igitur at>:
> The msn-pecan buddy list is different from the official msn buddy list.
> Most people don't have an issue with this, since msn-pecan once was
> experimental it's better to don't mess with the original buddy list.
>  I got this too.  It's ok for the buddy list to duplicate, but surely both
> instances of the buddy shouldn't appear as online?!  The intuitive thing for
> me was to remove the one, and I ended up remove my buddy totally.  After a
> few days I noticed that many of my contacts had just disappeared, but in
> fact it was because I "removed" them.  Pretty confusing.

Ahh, now I get it.

They both appeared online because even though the normal msn account
was offline the meta-buddy was still there, probably with some other
account online.

> On the other hand, now that it's more stable it would be nice to
> smoothly enable it and use the original buddy list. This would require
> changes to the contact list, again; use the protocol name instead of
> the plug-in name.
> I think improving the smiley theme is good enough for now.
>  To be honest, the buddy list issue is much more important to me than
> smileys.

Right, it's more important.

Best regards.

Felipe Contreras

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