[Adium-devl] mbpurple plugin for Adium
zacwest at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 14:09:25 UTC 2009
2009/3/19 Jeff Sippel <jsippel at gmail.com>
> All -
> Just a few comments on the mbpurple plugin. This plugin has been available
> for libpurple (primarily Pidgin) clients for about 9 months now. As you
> guys suspect, we were not aware that Twitter support would be native in
> Adium 1.4, and since I was sick of running Pidgin on my Mac, I decided to
> just build a wrapper around the purple plugin.
You could install Adium 1.4 (trunk), too. ;) Patches are welcome for any
changes, of course, for inclusion.
> What that means is that I have limited ability to modify specific
> functionality in the plugin without getting the ok from the other guys. So
> things like changing the behavior of creating a group called Twitter with a
> buddy named twitter is unlikely to happen (its common code/config & the
> Pidgin folks like the way it works).
I mostly meant the Account type in the add account drop-down. It's named
"Twitter" along with our implementation in 1.4, making it impossible to tell
> Plus, notice when you post to Twitter the client is named mbpurple, rather
> than AdiumTwitter or some other catchy name.
Not a problem, even if it said Adium.
> I can rename the plugin itself to make it clear this is an alternative
> implementation to the 1.4 version...which we were thinking about doing since
> Identica and Laconica are also supported by this plugin (and are on the list
> of things to enable in the Adium port).
Indeed, they are in our implementation as well. My main concern is
differentiating between the plugin's provided services and the ones that
exist in 1.4, along with the plugin's xtra page explicitly stating that it
isn't the blog-announced feature. Dual "Twitter", dual "Laconica"... hard to
see the difference.
> If you would like me to make that change let me know.
I'm not too sure what change would be best. "MBP Twitter" as the service
name? :/ Kind of ugly, but it definitely would help. I'll leave the
specifics up to you, I don't want to force your hand too much.
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