[sugar] Obtaining Buddy objects as contacts are encountered

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie
Fri May 11 14:25:36 EDT 2007

On Fri, 11 May 2007 at 13:52:12 -0400, Ivan Krsti? wrote:
> Simon McVittie wrote:
> > 15:33 < smcv> dcbw: hmm, do we support buddies changing colour/nick/avatar at 
> >               will?
> > 15:33 < dcbw> smcv: yes, we do
> > 15:33 < smcv> dcbw: if so, any spoofing protection is essentially worthless 
> >               since they can freely change how they appear in the UI
> When first introduced to a buddy, you store his key and name (as given)
> as immutable, and color/nick/avatar as mutable.

The code only seems to have 'nick', which is set to the name you enter
when you first switch on a new OLPC. Is your position that there should
be separate attributes, 'nick' which you can change, and 'name' which
you can't? Is there any design in which this is documented? In the
absence of any particular reference, I'd been assuming the code
implements the design.

> We must never depend on
> just color/nick/avatar in the UI to identify people; their name, as we
> have it stored, must always be displayed alongside their mutable
> identifier.

So something like, the tooltip when you hover over an XO shows you their
nick, avatar and stored name?

|     SMcV          |   <-- nick chosen by user
| Simon McVittie    |   <-- not present in the current implementation
|  AAAAA            |
|  AAAAA            |   <-- AAAA = avatar
|  AAAAA            |
| (+) Add as friend |

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