On Dec 26, 2006, at 7:16 AM, Evan Schoenberg wrote:
> On Dec 26, 2006, at 11:42 AM, Bartosz Oler wrote:
>> Yes, it's intended to be so. Mainly because I don't like automatic
>> operations which modify important data. Also, in my opinion, manual
>> upload/download of the buddy list is not so troublesome.
> Well, given that the other protocols in Gaim all (1) automatically
> retrieve the buddy list from the server and (2) automatically apply
> changes made by the user such as adding, moving, and deleting
> buddies to the serverside list, it seems troublesome to me. It's
> not that selecting <Account> -> Load from Server / Save to Server is
> hard itself; it's that there's no reason to expect that sort of
> activity to be necessary in the context of Gaim, nor any clear
> reason why such actions should need to exist.
> Anyone else agree / disagree / not care?
Agree, for the same reasons Evan points out -- from a UI perspective,
there's absolutely no reason to think that you would need to perform
these operations, as all of the other protocols sync this information.
I have not used gadugadu for Gaim, but I do use it on Windows and Linux.
The only case I could see being made for these sync operations is if
the official client includes them.