oscar: status message, status note, away message, available message

"Philipp Führer - netzbeben.de" pf at netzbeben.de
Tue Sep 23 12:28:26 EDT 2008

hi everyone,

i'm currently working on fixing the ticket #703. can you tell me what a 
status note in oscar is (not status message)? the function to request a 
status note doesn't work anymore (icq will return a "invalid search" 
packet) and away messages would work without it, so i'm wondering for 
what it's needed.

it also would be nice to know what you understand when you say "status 
message"? is it the status message created by pidgin e.g. of the status 
(away) and an away message which is displayed in the buddy list? or does 
it also have a meaning in the oscar protocol beside away and available 
messages? funny thing in icq6 is, that it actually doesn't seem to use 
away messages (family: location (0x0002), subtype: userinfo (0x0006) tlv 
0x0004) but available messages (family: location (0x0002), subtype: 
userinfo (0x0006) tlv 0x001d), which are not yet displayed in the buddy 
list of pidgin.

is my understanding of the different messages correct? and what is a 
status note?
thanks for any advice.


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