[Pidgin] #15381: Name as Alias from Contact Details

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Sun Oct 28 06:00:21 EDT 2012

#15381: Name as Alias from Contact Details
 Reporter:  FireDK  |      Owner:  sulabh.dev
     Type:  defect  |     Status:  new
Milestone:          |  Component:  Yahoo!/Yahoo! JAPAN
  Version:  2.10.6  |   Keywords:
 Yahoo Messenger has a nifty little feature that allows setting Contact
 Details for the persons on your list. I have used this to set a name for
 each of my contacts. Up until a couple of days ago Pidgin would load these
 names directly from my Yahoo account and display them as alias for
 contacts (saving me the trouble of having to set custom aliases in
 Pidgin). For some reason it does not do this any more so I'm stuck with
 just account names in Pidgin, while the contact names are properly
 displayed in Yahoo Messenger. Since I did not alter my Pidgin installation
 in any way I assume there has been some kind of change with the Yahoo

 Parsing through a debug log, the only lines that seem connected to any
 alias data are:

 (11:31:50) network: found network ''
 (11:31:50) network: found network ''
 (11:31:50) network: Received Network Change Notification. Current network
 count is 2, previous count was 2.

 (11:32:00) yahoo: 7 bytes to read, rxlen is 27
 (11:32:00) yahoo: Yahoo Service: 0x0b Status: 1
 (11:32:00) yahoo: Fetched 137 bytes of alias data
 (11:32:00) yahoo: Fetched 137 bytes of alias data

 It would really like this functionality back but since I am not 100% sure
 it is an actual bug and not a problem with my setup, please let me know if
 this bug is reproducible or not.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15381>
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