dialogue box for adding jabber buddy should use the correct terms

Bug #217260 reported by Peter Berry on 2008-04-14
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

When you add a new Jabber buddy, you get a dialogue box with fields "Screen name" and "Alias". I guess "screen name" has a technical meaning with AIM, but it doesn't for XMPP, so it's not immediately clear where to put the JID (which is the equivalent concept for XMPP). Selecting an XMPP account in the "account" menu should change "Screen name" to "JID" or "Address" or something else clearer than "Screen name".

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Apr 14 15:27:44 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: pidgin 1:2.2.1-1ubuntu4.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: pidgin --session 117f000101000120749773900000142070003
ProcCwd: /home/pwb
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux rhuidean 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

Peter Berry (pwberry) wrote :
Andres Herrera (andresh) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release - Hardy Heron. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at [WWW] http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Incomplete
Peter Berry (pwberry) wrote :

Will upgrade to Hardy when it's released next week and try again then.

Peter Berry (pwberry) wrote :

Still present in Hardy.

Changed in pidgin:
status: Incomplete → New
Peter Berry (pwberry) wrote :

Bug #151995 is related in that it is also a symptom of Pidgin using AIM terms everywhere even for other protocols where the standard jargon (and even basic concepts) is different. Unifying the jargon might be a noble goal, but I don't think it's Pidgin's place to do that.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-12-13
Changed in pidgin:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) on 2011-04-27
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
summary: - (gutsy) dialogue box for adding jabber buddy should use the correct
- terms
+ dialogue box for adding jabber buddy should use the correct terms
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