From: Kai Brinker <kai@ne...> - 2003-11-18 15:59:16
> Subject: [Fire-talk] Status states across services?
> Reply-To: fire-talk@...
> I just got curious about something, and it didn't seem obvious from the
> FAQ or documentation. (Unless I overlooked something.)
> How do the various statuses (away, idle, busy, invisible, etc...)
> manifest across the different services? MSN and AOL, for example, don't
> support "Invisible"; AIM doesn't support "busy"; how does this manifest
> in these services? Is there a simple matrix such as:
> Invisible: MSN (Away), ICQ (Invisible), Yahoo (Invisible), MSN (Busy)
> Or something?
> I'm sure I can figure this out by experimentation, but I reckon someone
> else has already.
MSN does support invisible. I've seen it on the official client. What
I've noticed is that "busy" leaves AIM untouched. I wish it would put
AIM to away, because I don't want to be bothered. "Invisible" seems to
sign off any service that doesn't support it. Again, it would be nice
to have it simply put those to away.
As a future feature it would be nice to have an "advanced" option in
the away message editor that would allow the user to customize how each
service is affected by each away message. If anybody has access to a
PC, Trillian has this option, and it is very neat, organized, and easy