[Pidgin] #11950: Contact names not updating

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Tue May 18 10:09:28 EDT 2010

#11950: Contact names not updating
 Reporter:  stevehanler   |     Owner:  rekkanoryo
     Type:  defect        |    Status:  new       
Component:  unclassified  |   Version:  2.7.0     
 Keywords:  xmpp alias    |  
 Whenever one of my contacts changes their name, Pidgin isn't updated with
 the new name.  I looked in my blist.xml file and found that all of my
 XMPP, AIM, and ICQ contacts have aliases set.  I have never set aliases
 for any of my contacts.  I also deleted and re-added my XMPP account and
 the contacts were immediately assigned an alias.  The contact section in
 the blist.xml file looks like this:
                 <buddy account='713 at myxmppserver/Work' proto='prpl-
                         <name>716 at myxmppserver</name>
                         <alias>Contact Name</alias>
                         <setting name='last_seen'
 This is a Switchvox Phone Server that has a Jabber/XMPP server built in.
 This also happens with my Facebook account and my Google Talk accounts.

 Is this the intended behavior?  How am I too receive updates to contact
 names if Pidgin is setting an alias for my contacts?

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/11950>
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