Name as Alias from Contact Details
|Reported by:||FireDK||Owned by:||sulabh.dev|
Yahoo Messenger has a nifty little feature that allows setting Contact Details for the persons on your list. I have used this to set a name for each of my contacts. Up until a couple of days ago Pidgin would load these names directly from my Yahoo account and display them as alias for contacts (saving me the trouble of having to set custom aliases in Pidgin). For some reason it does not do this any more so I'm stuck with just account names in Pidgin, while the contact names are properly displayed in Yahoo Messenger. Since I did not alter my Pidgin installation in any way I assume there has been some kind of change with the Yahoo servers.
Parsing through a debug log, the only lines that seem connected to any alias data are:
(11:31:50) network: found network (11:31:50) network: found network (11:31:50) network: Received Network Change Notification. Current network count is 2, previous count was 2.
(11:32:00) yahoo: 7 bytes to read, rxlen is 27 (11:32:00) yahoo: Yahoo Service: 0x0b Status: 1 (11:32:00) yahoo: Fetched 137 bytes of alias data (11:32:00) yahoo: Fetched 137 bytes of alias data
It would really like this functionality back but since I am not 100% sure it is an actual bug and not a problem with my setup, please let me know if this bug is reproducible or not.