AIM screen-name linking

Ankit Singla anksingla at
Fri Mar 28 19:22:16 EDT 2008

q10 wrote:
> Hello:
> At the present, is AIM screen-name linking available in Pidgin?  Given 
> a screen name that is already linked to another one, can the second 
> screen name's buddy list be shown too without signing on to the second 
> account?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that for the way AIM implemented 
screen name linking, it actually was signing on both of the screen 
names. In that case, Pidgin is just a sophisticated version of screen 
name linking.
> Is there a way to combine same sn's of buddies from different accounts 
> of the same protocol, particularly AIM?
Using the listhandler plugin (which may be in the plugin pack) you can 
copy buddies across accounts. Is this what you mean?
> For your website, is it okay to have a page that links to all other 
> externally developed Pidgin protocols, or provides the packages for 
> installation as a convenience?
> Thanks
> Please reply
> -q10
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