[Pidgin] #5034: Please bring back the 2.3.1 typing indicator!

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Tue Jul 8 18:26:05 EDT 2008

#5034: Please bring back the 2.3.1 typing indicator!
  Reporter:  Arvedui       |       Owner:                           
      Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new                      
  Priority:  minor         |   Milestone:  Plugin Suggested         
 Component:  pidgin (gtk)  |     Version:  2.4.0                    
Resolution:                |    Keywords:  animated typing indicator
   Pending:  0             |  
Comment (by Nukkels):

 deryni: I mean when the buddy was typing their named appeared in green,
 and when they had sent the message it appeared in red. This was useful
 with multiple buddies in tabs across the top, since the old icon didn't
 show who was typing, just that one of the buddies in an open tab was.

 Please correct me if I'm wrong here, but there weren't hundreds of
 requests saying that  the old one sucked and needed to be changed were
 there? There ARE hundreds of requests saying this new ones sucks - if it's
 not broke, don't fix it... So why did you try and fix it?

 The simplest solution to this problem is to have a drop down box in the
 preferences (of the next version) if you really are dead set on keeping
 this new feature, a plugin is not the answer because a lot of people might
 upgrade Pidgin from a very old version and then hate it and so give up
 without trying to install plugins to fix it.

 I've already rolled back to using 2.3.1 and have crippled myself by having
 no access to the ICQ network any more. Also some of the new plugins no
 longer work, but that's not a huge loss. This should give you some
 indication how serious the problem is - when people are reverting back to
 older, crippled versions to get away from it, you know something is wrong.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/5034#comment:45>
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