[PATCH] Add serv_got_private_alias

Kevin Stange kevin at simguy.net
Thu Feb 28 12:53:58 EST 2008

Evan Schoenberg wrote:
> On Feb 27, 2008, at 8:45 PM, Kevin Stange wrote:
>> It's possible to locally alias both AIM and ICQ buddies and have  
>> this information stored, isn't it?  As I understand it, this is what  
>> "private" refers to.  If you change the private alias from another  
>> client and the server sends an update to you, serv_got_private_alias  
>> should be called. serv_got_alias (or perhaps later _public_alias)  
>> should be called when you receive the alias that a user has defined  
>> for himself, such as one's own annoying MSN friendly name.
> You can alias both locally, but for AIM names this information is  
> stored on the server and sent back to us when we connect.
> For ICQ, the name that you specify is sent to other people - it  
> functions just like MSN's friendly name.  This does not happen for AIM.

For AIM then, there should be no "serv_got_(public_)alias" call because 
one does not exist.  It should only call "serv_got_private_alias" when 
appropriate, and Pidgin will never have any public alias to show for AIM 
buddies in lieu of their screen name.

ICQ names we set on our buddies are still stored as private aliases that 
no one else sees, so they would have both, right?


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