[Adium-devl] libpurple: personal message != status message

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 05:49:14 EDT 2008

2008/9/11 Richard Laager <rlaager at wiktel.com>:
> On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 23:10 -0700, Peter Hosey wrote:
>> On Sep 10, 2008, at 23:07:03, Richard Laager wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 08:21 +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> >> That's because Pidgin never really fully embraced the public alias
>> >> (nickname). Still, some people understand them, and protocols like
>> >> WLM have both.
>> >
>> > If another protocol has the same thing, I wouldn't be opposed to
>> > handling this in libpurple. If this is MSN-centric, then it can be
>> > handled by the prpl as an account action (as it is now).
>> >
>> > Is there another protocol that has a similar thing?
>> Are you talking about the friendly name/nickname/"public alias", or
>> the personal message?
> The "friendly name".


a) MSN is arguably the most used protocol in the world, are you going
to not integrate features because they only apply to msn? [1]
b) If a feature is protocol-specific, but it makes sense, there's the
possibility for future protocols to use it, and current protocols to
add it
c) Why are you asking this question? You are a developer of an IM
library that is supposed to support all the major protocols properly.
I've answered this question before, and you can answer it yourself by
doing your homework.

Grep for your serv_got_alias in your code and find out. Add IRC to the
list, I don't know why you are not calling serv_got_alias there.

yahoo, xmpp, oscar, bonjour, irc

[1] http://billionsconnected.com/blog/2008/08/global-im-market-share-im-usage/

Felipe Contreras

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