Yahoo! Japan as a separate PRPL

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Mon Jun 29 21:25:28 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 18:05 -0700, Mark Doliner wrote:
> Right now we have a "Yahoo Japan" checkbox on the advanced tab of the
> account editor when modifying a Yahoo account.  Yahoo and Yahoo Japan
> are separate networks that just happen to use the same protocol.  And
> I've realized that it is possible to have the same username on each
> network, and the usernames are totally independent accounts with
> separate buddy lists.  For anyone who wants to try this, note that you
> might have to have to create the Yahoo Japan account first (I don't
> remember for sure).
> And so it kind of makes sense to register a separate PRPL for Yahoo
> Japan.  This way people with the same account on each IM network can
> have both accounts signed on in Pidgin, and can have their chatlogs
> separate, separate buddy list, etc.
> How do people feel about this?  It would be similar to what we do with
> oscar, where we call PURPLE_INIT_PLUGIN() once for AIM and once for
> ICQ.

Sounds like a good idea.


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