Bugs item #1665325, was opened at 2007-02-21 10:35
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Group: 2.0.0 beta 5
Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 2
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Submitted By: MarioV96 (mariov96)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: No buddy list import tool for Trillian users

Initial Comment:
Trillian stores buddies in xml.
Gaim does as well.
Yet there is no tool to import my trillian buddy list (which i have spent time 
setting up) into gaim.  Currently a blocker for some users (myself included).

Please add an import tool which will not only take those buddies from other 
sources but also post them to their respective servers so next time i sign in 
from a new machine the list will be semi-restored.


>Comment By: MarioV96 (mariov96)
Date: 2007-03-11 23:36

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Ill try and explain with more detail.  Trillian stores buddies offline in
xml files, it does not communicate those screennames(nor the local nick the
user sets) back to the server.  So if you change locations you must bring
along your buddies.xml file.  This is a failure in Trillian (but copying
that xml file does give you an instant copy).

I think to make gaim more opening to new users, especially those who have
invested in other options already, an import tool would be great. Sure the
user could edit the xml prior to import but that just give them more
flexiblity (as long as they keep it to valid xml of course).

Once Gaim is running it should alow the user to push thier local list of
buddies up to the server in the sky so the next time they log in they wont
have to play the same game.

Thanks for your time.


Comment By: SourceForge Robot (sf-robot)
Date: 2007-03-11 21:20

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Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2007-02-25 14:24

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I still don't at all understand what you're asking for.  You haven't
explained why there is a need to import the Trillian buddy list.

If you're talking about setting up a new account and wanting to import the
buddies from an existing account, that is something of a different request
- I just don't see how people would want to move to a different client
*and* new screennames, it doesn't make sense.

If you can't delete buddies, that is a completely different issue (and I
don't see how an import tool would help at all).

If you're saying that we should be able to import the accounts from
Trillian, that would make more sense, but that doesn't appear to be what
you're talking about.


Comment By: MarioV96 (mariov96)
Date: 2007-02-24 22:52

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Applications that are offering a better alternative like Gaim have an
'Import from X' feature to coax and help users of other apps come aboard. 
Firefox improts from IE Gaim should do so for Trillian.  This is but an
enhancement request dont feel obliged but I feel its worthwilde to bring
new users aboard.

AIM's server is a mystery to me, if Gaim could help clean up that mess I
could finally get rid of 'buddies' from 7 years ago who I no longer know.



Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2007-02-21 14:29

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Why is this necessary?

Gaim (and I assume Trillian does this as well) stores buddies on the
server for all protocols that support it (the one protocol that doesn't
that I'm aware of is IRC).

Simply logging into gaim with your account should import the buddies from
the server.


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