Plans for 3.0.0

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Tue Mar 15 19:43:22 EDT 2011

On 03/15/2011 07:38 PM, Sadrul Habib Chowdhury wrote:
>>  * Change PurpleBuddy to PurpleContact (existing PurpleContact has to be
>> renamed first!)
> I think I am opposed to this for two reasons (1) 'Buddy' means more
> sense than 'Contact' in IM context, and (2) Changing the meaning of
> PurpleContact can potentially be very confusing, especially for plugin
> authors. If Buddy absolutely has to go for some reason, I think
> 'Friend' would be better than 'Contact'.

The main idea behind changing away from Buddy is that AOL has trademarked "Buddy
List", so we probably should rename that before AOL notices and gets all pissy
again like they did over our old name.  It makes sense that we'd rename the type
if we rename the list--after all, a "Contact List" full of buddies won't make
sense to users.  Contact seemed to make sense since Adium and a crapload of
other IM clients already use that term.  Also, "Friends List" was at one point
trademarked by Yahoo!, so we should be careful there.


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