[Pidgin] #15358: Clarify the IRC login options

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Fri Oct 12 23:30:38 EDT 2012

#15358: Clarify the IRC login options
 Reporter:  dandv   |      Owner:  rekkanoryo
     Type:  defect  |     Status:  new
Milestone:          |  Component:  unclassified
  Version:  2.10.6  |   Keywords:
 I'm trying to connect to a [http://znc.in ZNC] server I'm running. I run
 ZNC 1-beta with SSL, and have it listen to a custom port. Pidgin 2.6.10
 with the IRC Helper and IRC More plugins active.

 The issue I'm report is that the IRC account settings are quite confusing
 in this case. I realize that ZNC may mask some of the, but still (please
 see screenshot):

 The "use SSL" checkbox applies to the connection to the IRC server, not to
 some "auth name" (as you can see in the screenshot, I can login just fine
 with a bogus auth name). Perhaps this checkbox should be moved next to
 "Port:" or even on the Basic tab.

 The real username that I can login with is the one from the Advanced tab,
 not the one from the Basic tab. Instead, the one from the Basic tab seems
 to be interpreted as a channel, because after I login to the server, I get
 a message "no such channel: <whatever I put in the Basic username field>".

 The "Nick password" doesn't seem to have any effect. I can login with it
 being one character. What do the "Auth name:" and "Nick password:" fields

 To summarize, it would help to rearrange these fields, rename them in a
 unique way (e.g. no two "Username" fields), group them in fieldgroups
 where applicable, and have tooltips for each, explaining precisely where
 they apply.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15358>
Pidgin <http://pidgin.im>

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