Plans for 3.0.0

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Tue Mar 15 19:54:30 EDT 2011

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 19:43, John Bailey <rekkanoryo at> wrote:
> 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.

IANAL, but I really don't think that we should be worrying about
"Buddy" being used in our API from this perspective.


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