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Pidgin status messages as seen from ICQ 6

Pidgin 2.5.1

No status messages, not even available messages, are visible in ICQ 6.

Related Tickets

#582 libpurple doesn't publish ICQ away messages
#6235 libpurple doesn't publish ICQ available messages and buddy icons since 2.4.3 (regression???) – the ticket includes a patch that seems to work for some and for some not

Future

#4508 Add Support for XStatus (patch in progress?)


ICQ 6 status messages as seen from Pidgin

Related Tickets

#4984 ICQ away messaged is printed twice in toolbox and conversation window

#892 Inconsistent display of away state and message with ICQ (includes a Patch !)

#4904 Status message for invisible contacts not displayed in tooltip

#6848 Ampersand in ICQ Available Message causes problems

#703 Unable to fetch ICQ status messages

Pidgin 2.5.0

Setting a new status message in ICQ 6 causes Pidgin to show the message twice(#4984). Changing the the state to something other than available in ICQ 6 results in no message shown in Pidgin although it's still there. Logging out and back in in either ICQ 6 or Pidgin causes at least available messages to be displayed correctly. When changing to available from any other status in ICQ 6 Pidgin displays the message also correctly.

Testing steps

User 1
Pidgin 2.5.0 from Debian experimental. ICQ encoding set to CP1252
User 2
ICQ 6 (6.0.0.7013)
User 3
ICQ 6 (6.0.0.7013)
  1. User 2 logging into ICQ with state available and no status message, user 1 & 3 already logged in.
    • User 1 & 3 see user 2 as available with no message set
  1. User 2 setting available message to "This is a test."
    • User 1 sees: Status: Available: This is a test.: This is a test.
    • User 3 sees: Personal Status: This is a test.
  1. User 2 logging out and back in.
    • User 1 sees: Status: Available: This is a test. (message is truncated see comment:ticket:4984:7)
    • User 3 sees: Personal Status: This is a test.
  1. User 2 setting status to away
    • User 1 sees: Status: Away
    • User 3 sees: Personal Status: This is a test.
  1. User 2 setting away message to "This is another test."
    • User 1 sees: Status: Away: This is another test.: This is another test.
    • User 3 sees: Personal Status: This is another test.
  1. User 2 logging out and back in.
    • User 1 sees: Status: Away
    • User 3 sees: Personal Status: This is another test.
  1. User 2 setting state to available
    • User 1 sees: Status: Available: This is another test. (message is truncated see comment:ticket:4984:7)
    • User 3 sees: Personal Status: This is another test.

Trillian status messages as seen from Pidgin

Related Tickets

#703 Unable to fetch ICQ status messages


Pidgin status messages as seen from Pidgin

Pidgin 2.5.0

After setting the message it is shown for a few seconds but then disappears with the line "blist: Updating buddy status for xxxxxxxx (ICQ)" in the debug window. Get AIM Info brings back the message. This applies to all states except Available and Free For Chat where never a status message is shown.

Related Tickets

#4981 Away message not retrieved immediately (from other libpurple users)

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