[PATCH] Add serv_got_private_alias
evan.s at dreskin.net
Thu Feb 28 17:32:56 EST 2008
On Feb 28, 2008, at 12:53 PM, Kevin Stange <kevin at simguy.net> wrote:
> 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
> 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?
Precisely, and a minimal UI (e.g. Buddy list itself) should prefer the
private one to the public one, while a verbose UI will likely show
both (e.g. Buddy tooltip)
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