Adium

Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#10399 closed defect (fixed)

Changes for new MobileMe service

Reported by: meandcat Owned by: nobody
Milestone: Adium 1.3 Component: Service/Other
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: Cc:
Patch Status:

Description

The new MobileMe service will include an AIM account just like the current .Mac service does. When MobileMe finally launches all references to .Mac should be changed to MobileMe in Adium's interface.

Plus: The new @me.com addresses already work as AIM screennames. But when i select .Mac as account type in the Adium menu logging in doesn't work because "@mac.com" gets automatically added and "name@…@mac.com" certainly can't work.

Attachments (1)

MobileMe Icons.zip (20.6 KB) - added by meandcat 12 years ago.
Set of MobileMe icons

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Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Jordan

Milestone: Adium X 1.3

I think we should change this before 1.3 is released.

We can't just remove the appending of @mac.com as it will then cause all existing entries to fail to connection since they will no longer have it appended. Perhaps we should scan for the entry of an "@" symbol in the username, and take it as is if it exists, otherwise append the @mac.com?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Jordan

Component: Adium UIOther Protocol

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by meandcat

How about adding a dropdown menu to the add account window, where the user can select if he wants to use @mac.com or @me.com?

Changed 12 years ago by meandcat

Attachment: MobileMe Icons.zip added

Set of MobileMe icons

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by meandcat

I just uploaded a set of MobileMe icons in different resulutions, although i'm not sure if they might be used for an Adium icon set because they are taken directly from the official MobileMe updater from Apple, so maybe they are covered by some restrictive license or something. I have no clue of all those licensing questions, but maybe the icons help anyway...

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Are @mac.com addresses automatically upgraded to @me.com addresses? What happens to current subscribers?

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by Zachary West

Yes. @mac.com remains valid as well.

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Argh. I really don't think it's awesome to clutter our services list with both .Mac and MobileMe. Any thoughts? Or is it a necessary evil?

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by Zachary West

Fully convert to MobileMe, allow both @mac.com and @me.com as valid UIDs.

comment:9 Changed 12 years ago by meandcat

Every former .mac user now has two AIM accounts tied to his new MobileMe account: one ends with @mac.com and the other one ends with @me.com. Both of them have their own Buddy List, so the different IDs are not interchangeable. New users who signed up for the service after the change don't have the option, they only get the @me.com ID. My suggestion would be that you only have one entry in the services list, which is called MobileMe, because this is the new name of the service, it just allows different IDs, while .Mac doesn't exist anymore. So there's no extra clutter in the services list As i suggested above you could add a dropdown menu to the 'add new MobileMe account' window, where the user can choose if he wants to use @me.com or @mac.com as the extension of his username. The standard preselection should be @me.com in this window, because new subscribers to the service might not now that there has been something else, so having @mac.com as the preselection might be confusing for new users...

comment:10 Changed 12 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Typically Apple has allowed use of icons like this so long as you're registered with them, which we are - that's how we can use the Apple Bonjour icon, for example.

comment:11 Changed 12 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [24385]) Added MobileMe service, which defaults to an @me.com address but allows @mac.com addresses, as well. Made the .Mac service hidden, which means that existing accounts will continue to show up and work but the service no longer appears in service menus. Fixes #10399

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