[GSoC 2012] Planned API changes - RFC

Tomasz Wasilczyk tomkiewicz.groups at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 04:47:43 EDT 2012

>> I've implemented better solution [1] - added another string to
>> protocol's text table, for buddy usernames. Can someone review it?
> I'm still not sure what's wrong with the hints we currently have. We
> try to use username everywhere for consistency (and if GG doesn't,
> then it should.) I also don't like the idea of the dialog widgets
> moving around because the label changed. There is already an
> exceptionally long discussion on this matter here:
> http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/2295

The problem with current hints is, that it doesn't display in this
dialog. It can't, because username input have focus initially set.

Many new users doesn't know, where to type in gg number, because
"Username" (translated to "Name of user" in Polish) and "Alias" are
both good candidates.

Another solution would be just setting focus to protocol selection
input, instead of username field.


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