[Pidgin] #11764: Account Names

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Tue May 4 11:12:34 EDT 2010

#11764: Account Names
 Reporter:  tristangrimaux  |        Owner:           
     Type:  enhancement     |       Status:  new      
Milestone:  3.0.0           |    Component:  libpurple
  Version:  2.6.2           |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  account name    |  
Changes (by tristangrimaux):

  * type:  plugin request => enhancement
  * milestone:  Plugin Suggested => 3.0.0


 Replying to [comment:6 manski]:
 > I think what the OP means is the name here:
 > [[Image(account-name.png)]]
 > The account name displayed in this popup is fix: it's always "username@
 chat.facebook.com" but the OP wants to rename it to "Facebook" or
 something like this.

 EXACTLY! That info is really useful when displaying many things. It could
 display something like

 == Contact Name ==
 '''from Facebook is absent'''[[BR]]
 You both have subscriptions on each other[[BR]]

 > What "Local Alias" does is to set the name in a chat window but this is
 ''not'' the account name (at least this is how I understand "Local

 It's not like the Friendly Name as I thought it was, and it is not the
 account name as darkrain42 suggested. Right now I'm thinking LocalAlias is
 rather useless and confusing, but I really think I may be missing

 > Moreover there's still the point with the custom protocol icon. The
 buddy icon is ''not'' the protocol icon and it doesn't seem to show up in
 the buddy list or in the chat window. By allowing the user to specify a
 custom protocol icon, tickets like #11790 weren't "necessary".

 Absolutely, and a GMail account type, and so on, because XMPP is becoming
 really popular.

 > Just my two cents to this topic.
 Great help, thanks a lot!!

 And please, this is a minor change, and I think this may be a good moment
 because libpurple 3 is developing and it would help on many places. It
 does not deserve to be labeled "to be implemented as a plugin".

 Please darkrain42, take the time to read this proposal to fully understand
 what is it about. Thanks a million.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/11764#comment:7>
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