Carnegie Mellon Students looking for help

Anthony Hugh ahugh at
Sun Nov 22 15:18:53 EST 2009

Thanks for all the quick responses.  We worked on ticket #3329 and submitted
a patch.

Right now, we're trying to get a second bug fix in for the assignment.
We're working on ticket #9422 (Sort in "New Instant Message" and we're
having a little trouble finding the callback function on the "Name"
textbox.  We see that it gets created via the "pidgin_dialogs_im" function
in gtkdialogs.c.  We also saw that in gtkrequest.c:1109,
pidgin_request_fields fills in the call back functions for the ok button and
the cancel button.  We can't seem to find where the "Name" textbox functions
are though.  Could someone give us some insights on where to look?

Anthony Hugh

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:51 PM, Etan Reisner
<pidgin at>wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 04:26:21PM -0400, Anthony Hugh wrote:
> <snip>
> > 1577:  Sort groups alphabetically.
> > 9422:  Sort in "New Instant Message"
> > 2434:  Add chatroom buddy to blist by dragging
> > 3329:  Autocompletion of screennames with spaces
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Anthony Hugh
> I think fixing #3329 would be great, it is an unfortunate limitation at
> the moment, but I'm unsure what the best solution to the problem is.
> Modifying our matching algorithm to ignore spaces in nicknames for
> matching (as suggested by the poster of the ticket) is one reasonable
> solution but I wonder if there are others that would also work.
> I think #2434 is likely both less helpful (we have a right-click menu item
> for Add) as well as harder to do since drag-and-drop is trickier and this
> will not work for all chats as the chatroom nickname does not always
> contain enough information to actually add the buddy with.
> Without looking I'm not at all sure what would be involved in doing #9422.
> While I think that there is merit to wanting groups sorted automatically
> (#1577) I think that most people tend to have many many fewer groups than
> buddies and that managing their sort order by hand is eminently doable.
> There are also fewer possible sorting options for groups that I can
> imagine people wanting (other than Manual and Alphabetically I can only
> really think of By Account and I think that's a bit of a stretch) so I'm
> not sure adding the sort of sorting system we have for buddies makes
> nearly as much sense (not to mention the added confusion of having two
> sorting systems active in the buddy list at one time).
>    -Etan
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