Rendering of ContactItem

Hi all,

How would I go about changing the look of a ContactItem through a plugin?

I somehow expected I could simply exchange the renderer for a ContactItem with my own implementation. Hence, I checked the JavaDoc for such methods, but I believe my assumption was wrong.

I see that there are various setter methods for icon, nickname and status. However, which hook would I have to use to call all those setter methods whenever a ContactItem is displayed?