Licq History converter to Pidgin Logs

Johann Glaser Johann.Glaser at
Tue Nov 17 15:46:13 EST 2009


Am Montag, den 09.11.2009, 11:28 -0800 schrieb Mark Doliner:
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Johann Glaser <Johann.Glaser at> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > Am Sonntag, den 08.11.2009, 14:56 -0600 schrieb Richard Laager:
> >> On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 21:03 +0100, Johann Glaser wrote:
> >> > Is it true that in this case every added contact requires a new
> >> > confirmation of "acceptance" by him?
> >>
> >> I'm not sure. I don't think I've touched that part of the code. You'll
> >> just have to look and see, or wait for someone else to jump in with an
> >> answer.
> >
> > Some time ago I tried to add a user which was in the Licq-client-list to
> > Pidgin (which used the server list). At this time a new authorization
> > request was necessary. I guess the ICQ servers require this
> > authorization if you add a user to the server-list.
> Yeah, this will probably result in the ICQ servers asking each buddy
> for authorization.  I believe the protocol does have some concept of
> "importing" a non-server side list of buddies and not asking for
> authorization, but Pidgin/libpurple does not support this.  It also
> may not be documented anywhere.  And it may not be possible.
> Is licq capable of using a server-side buddy list?  If so, does it
> have a way to import your old buddies?  If so, that is probably your
> best option.

I don't really know. I didn't even notice the transfer from client-side
to server-side user list. Somehow it must have imported them. But
strangely enough, not all of them. I have lots of old accounts which are
not in the server list. Probably these were not active since the


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