Developers, Community, Progress

Evan Schoenberg evan.s at
Fri May 2 17:08:43 EDT 2008

On May 2, 2008, at 4:32 PM, Mark Doliner wrote:

>> I have an editline which is supposed to specify a "Nickname" for
>> every account that can have one. (Server name for MSN, Nick for XMPP
>> and so on...) Any plan on implementing
>> purple_account_set_server_name_for_all() or something like that ?
> I definitely think we should add a prpl->set_nickname() callback, or  
> some
> such, since it's pretty difficult for UIs to set the MSN friendly  
> name, or
> format your oscar screen name.  I'm not sure if we should wait until  
> 3.0.0 to
> do this, or if we should do it earlier.  Ad we would probably want  
> to handle
> other getters and setters on a case by case basis.

I would definitely appreciate and use that in Adium; right now, Adium  
adds a function within the MSN prpl to set the friendly name and calls  
it directly, which obviously is a hack of a solution.


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