A blog about someones first time with a Linux desktop which mentions Pidgin

Evan Schoenberg evan.s at dreskin.net
Tue Apr 29 17:07:15 EDT 2008

On Apr 29, 2008, at 11:59 AM, "Sean Egan" <seanegan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net>  
> wrote:
>> I changed Screen Name to Username for error messages in the oscar  
>> protocol,
>> but I didn't change anything in the core.  We should totally do it,  
>> though.
>> I'll try to do that today.
> I think it'd be cool if there were no 'standard' name for it, but
> rather each prpl specified what fields it wants and what their names
> are and how to store them in accounts.xml. It'd make most sense to me
> for ICQ to ask for a UIN and AIM to ask for a Screen Name and MSN to
> ask for an E-mail address and XMPP to ask for a JID, but other people
> disagree with me.
Adium used to receive occasional support requests related to this  
naming confusion. Since implementing the above a couple years ago I  
have not heard from anyone confused about it.


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