Workaround for libpurple's lack of set_alias()

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Tue Mar 9 23:58:07 EST 2010

On 03/09/2010 04:01 PM, Evan Schoenberg, M.D. wrote:
>> But neither of these are problems unique to this function, and better an imperfect function than no function. Any objections to shipping it in 2.7?
> Can we please?  It'd be one less hack Adium is using to use libpurple - and would bring us darn close to that magic 0.
> -Evan

As I mentioned previously in our XMPP chat, I withdraw my previous objection to
such a function.  I would prefer that it be named something like
purple_account_set_public_alias() and call a prpl function.  Ideally both the
libpurple function and the prpl function would return a gboolean indicating
success (TRUE) and failure (FALSE) or some other clever status indicator.

Also, in Pidgin, it would probably make sense to have some sort of unified UI
for this.


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