Request new feature related to ldap -- show contacts photo automatically

Joey Jiao joey.jiaojg at
Sun Dec 9 19:55:26 EST 2012

Thanks for your feedback.
I found ubuntu stock pidgin and sipe plugin doesn't have this
function. But by compile lastest sipe plugin from source, the icon
downloaded automatically which is cool.

Meanwhile I added more contact info (mobile phone, office location,
deparment inf) when pressing ctrl + o at

2012/12/6 Peter Lawler <bleeter at>:
> On 06/12/12 00:07, Joey Jiao wrote:
>> Hi Pidgin Developers,
>> I noticed that pidgin has a 'Set Custom Icon' feature, but I only can
>> pick photo from local disk.
>> Actually, if you are familiar with lync - office communicator, you can
>> see the photo is automatically downloaded.
> Icons should be automatically downloaded on each protocol, as long as
> they've been previously set. By setting a custom icon,  protocol dependent,
> the server side icon is updated. At least, this is what I recall.
> What you describe would be best served by a generic non-standard plugin. I
> don't see the functionality to be so compelling that it'd need to be in
> core. Such a plugin would not be shipped as 'standard' with Pidgin unless a
> developer agrees to maintain it forever.
> Pete.

-Joey Jiao

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