libpurple: is there a signal for remote buddy add - ie corresponding to purple_account_request_authorization?
kieran.elby at orbisuk.com
Mon Nov 5 05:31:32 EST 2007
Hello Pidgin people,
Not sure if this is a support question or a development question, but
Is there a libpurple signal I can use to see when someone adds me to
their buddy list? I can see there is a UI op for this,
purple_account_request_authorization, but I was hoping to catch it from
a Tcl plugin.
If not, could a signal be added for that? I _might_ have a go at doing
Incidentally, in case you're interested in why I'd want to do that -
here's what I'm actually working on (feel free to skip this bit, though
I'd be interested in any suggestions for the best way to acheive it):
Problem: I tend to revise for my studies for long periods pretty
infrequently (e.g. twice a week). I think I'd be more productive if I
revised a few questions every 30 mins or so, even when I'm at work.
Hopefully other people might be interested in using it too.
Solution: Develop a messenger "bot" which, if I add it as a buddy, asks
me questions via instant messenging. I should be able to control it by
saying "stop / start / later" to it. A bit like one of those IRC trivia
bots really, but not for a whole chatroom.
Approach: I'm inclined to make the bot a Tcl plugin since I know Tcl
well and can develop in it a lot faster than in C (and I've not used
GLib at all). I suspect I can probably just run a slightly hacked
version of the example/nullclient.c app to load libpurple and my plugin
since I don't care about having any kind of GUI for the bot.
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