libpurple: personal message != status message

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Wed Sep 10 15:35:11 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Richard Laager <rlaager at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 14:39 +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 1:48 PM, Will Thompson <will at> wrote:
>> > I feel like this problem would go away if the status selector did not
>> > erase the message text when you switch from Available to Away.  At one
>> > point, that was the behaviour, but it was changed for reasons I don't
>> > recall.
>> That would help, yeah.
> So I actually went ahead and looked into this. As it turns out, it's a
> one-line change. It turned into a 9 line change, though, because I added
> a preference. Both use cases make sense and people are divided, so a
> pref is appropriate here.
> The commit is: fedd8495d3e49df957ae842bc5fa289452d048f8
> This should address the needs of the users who like to use
> Twitter/Facebook/"MSN personal message"-style messages, because that
> field will become independent of status in the Pidgin UI. If other UIs
> want to do something similar, they sure can.
> If we need this preference to additionally make the UI change suggested
> in the screenshot Mark posted, patches are welcome.

Cool, shall I make another enhancement request for that?

Felipe Contreras

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