[Pidgin] #9211: Allow yahoo account to add MSN buddies

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Wed May 20 12:24:00 EDT 2009

#9211: Allow yahoo account to add MSN buddies
 Reporter:  zeng_hongwei  |     Owner:  marv 
     Type:  enhancement   |    Status:  new  
Component:  Yahoo!        |   Version:  2.5.5
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 I cannot add MSN buddy with my Yahoo! account in Pidgin.

 While you can do this in official Yahoo! Messenger client by specifying
 buddy's network (Yahoo!, MSN, or LCS).

 Instead of introducing new GUI elements in Pidgin's "Add Buddy" dialog and
 new API argument (see ticket #1591), I'd like to propose a small change in

 Detect buddy name pattern and set YahooFriend::protocol automatically.

 Specifically, when buddy name is an email address (i.e. contains an "@"),
 its protocol is set to MSN, otherwise leaves it as Yahoo.

 This is not a 100% perfect solution but I guess it can satisfy most of the
 users' need.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/9211>
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