libpurple: personal message != status message

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Wed Sep 10 10:00:19 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 5:53 AM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contreras at> wrote:
> I just created a new ticket for proper support for personal messages,
> which should not behave as status messages:

I don't think anything has changed since the last time this came up:

I haven't heard any explanation of why there's something really wrong
with using the status message for the MSN personal status message - it
is the logical mapping for that field within the libpurple structure.

The only issues that I see are related to the behavior when changing
statuses (which are arguably UI issues that affect all status
messages, not just the MSN ones).  I think the only reason that it
appears more problematic for this case is because of how people have
tended to use these messages on the MSN network - if people tended to
similar things on AIM or XMPP, they'd have the same complaints about
the message behavior when the status is changed.

I don't see the fact that the MSN PSM isn't tied to a particular
status as a problem at all with how it works currently.  Just because
it is different from how the native client works doesn't make it a bad

> For some opinions, and votes check:

I like the first 3 replies :D.


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