[Pidgin] #7458: Google Talk contact 'Full Name' aliases should be used in place of User ID

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Tue May 26 18:05:10 EDT 2009

#7458: Google Talk contact 'Full Name' aliases should be used in place of User ID
 Reporter:  stinky2nine  |        Owner:  seanegan   
     Type:  defect       |       Status:  new        
Milestone:               |    Component:  Google Talk
  Version:  2.5.2        |   Resolution:             
 Keywords:               |  
Changes (by deryni):

  * status:  pending => new


 If you don't see the name in the initial roster fetch pidgin isn't getting
 it from anywhere other than the local blist.xml (in fact I bet that if you
 open that file up you will see all of the aliases for these non- at gmail.com
 buddies and no-longer-in-roster @gmail.com buddies).

 The problem with fetching and storing the vCard name is that we have no
 way of guaranteeing that it is up to date and it is technically not
 required to even exist, so for a buddy who doesn't set one we would
 potentially be fetching it on every login (unless we stored an empty
 response as well, which is more information to get out of sync with).

 In addition to fetching the info when we add someone (though I wonder if
 we should only do this after they approve the addition, which makes
 tracking it harder) I wonder if perhaps we should have a 'Get Info for All
 Buddies' account action, but then again a plugin can add that (though if
 they can't do it without causing Get Info dialogs that's unfortunate).

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/7458#comment:15>
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