libpurple: personal message != status message

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Wed Sep 10 12:00:49 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Stu Tomlinson <stu at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 14:39 +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> Well, I can think on some solution if you like. Have only one field
>> for the personal message and no field for the status message. You will
>> fill the status message only when you create a custom status manually.
> I have an alternative suggestion:
> You don't want the PSM to be considered a status message, so don't use
> the status API to implement it in msn-pecan. Don't include a message
> attribute in the status types you register, and implement setting PSM as
> an account action like setting Friendly Name is currently done.

I though about that but that is going against the standard way of
doing things. The UI should have a unified way to set both the
personal message and the public alias. Otherwise people would get

Felipe Contreras

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