Feature request - Feature was in Gaim not in Pidgin

Luke Schierer lschiere at pidgin.im
Fri Dec 7 14:41:42 EST 2007

On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 02:29:08PM -0500, Scott Silver wrote:
> Hello Support,
> I would like to make a request. One of the main reasons which is keeping me
> on GAIM and not going to pidgin is one feature which Pidgen does not have.
> On Pidgin, the icons to the left of a buddy name are all green dots.
> In GAIM, the icon the left of the buddy name was the icon of the services
> that buddy was using. You would see an AIM icon or a Yahoo icon or a
> Sametime icon or the Jabba icon.
> Would you be able to put this into Pidgin as well?
> When using many of the services, it a great help in distinguishing what
> service the other user is using. All green dots causes some hassles.
> If possible, please respond acknowledging you have received this and if it
> will be implemented. It seems like a quick and easy thing to do.
> Thank you.
> Regards,
> Scott

My gut reaction any time anyone says "this should be quick and easy" or
anything remotely similar to that is to respond: "then we'll wait for
you to do it."  I cannot count the number of times someone has said that
when in fact the issue is quite complex. 

In this case though, while we have, and will not have, an option to
return the protocol icon to the left of the buddy's alias or screenname,
you can display it on the right in recent versions of Pidgin.


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