buddy list groups - question

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Wed Jan 21 18:09:09 EST 2009


On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 20:57:12 -0800 (PST)
jimspoon <jsw8591 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've used a number of IM clients.  I think I made buddy list groups in
> another IM client.  But when I run Pidgin and add my various IM accounts
> (YM, Gtalk, AIM, ICQ), the buddy groups that I've made in other clients show
> up in my Pidgin buddy list.  How is Pidgin aware of the groups I've set up
> in other IM clients?  Do the IM services store a group name with every
> client, so that when Pidgin retrieves their buddy lists, it gets a group
> name for each client?

Yes, that's exactly what the various services do, but Pidgin also
allows you to back up your buddy list locally in case something really
bad happens.

-- 

Brian Morrison

   "Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud;
    after a while you realize you are muddy and the pig is enjoying it."



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