pidgin: b05f9366: Password reenter prompt only for account...

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Fri Jul 3 23:20:41 EDT 2009

> I think maybe the reasoning might have been that if the user is saving
> their password then they've probably had their password set correct
> for a long time, and it is more likely that the server has a bug and
> is incorrectly telling us our password is wrong even though it isn't.
> And in that case we don't want to force the user to re-enter their
> password.  I'm not sure that's really a valid concern, and I'm in
> favor of always setting the password to NULL for all protocols.

It *is* a valid concern.  The AIM and ICQ servers will randomly disconnect users
and when we autoreconnect the first time, the server will tell us the username
and password is wrong.  If you wait a few seconds and re-enable the account, it
will be fine.  I discovered this a couple months ago hunting down another bug
that was already fixed at the time, and since that time it's hit me on a number
of occasions.  If I had to retype my password every time this happened, I'd be
wanting to inflict bodily harm on whoever made it so.


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