phil at hannent.co.uk
Wed May 23 05:11:22 EDT 2007
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Sean Egan wrote:
> Specifically, XMPP defines five presence states: available, away,
> extended away, do not distrub, and chatty. Pidgin allows you to set
> all of them yourself. XMPP does not offer the concept of 'idle,'
> although I think iChat has introduced one.
> Google Talk uses 'away' (defined as "The entity or resource is
> temporarily away") as a timeless idle state, like MSNs. We use 'away'
> as our "away" state, like AIM's. This is certainly a valid
> interpretation of the spec, but differs from what we do.
> Google Talk allows you to set only two states: available and busy
> (XMPP's do-not-disturb). A Google Talk user, unaware of XMPP, might be
> confused when the available statuses are no longer 'available' and
> 'busy,' but 'available,' 'away', 'do not disturb', 'extended away,'
> and 'chatty."
Would a very kind soul create a chart/spreadsheet with protocol names along the
top and Pidgin's state on the left and the mapped protocols state in the
It might help explain better and be a handy document for future use.
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