2.3.0 breaks MSN

Stu Tomlinson stu at nosnilmot.com
Fri Nov 30 20:41:14 EST 2007


On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 19:14 -0500, Vanco, Don wrote:
> Subject line says it all.  I saw an older post prior to joining
> mentioning unusual password characters - mine has none it's a straight
> dictionary word.
> 
> What's worse about this "break" over the last time MSN changed and
> crippled Pidgin (gaim) - the account shows logged in, but none of my
> friends (that I know to be on-line) appear.
> 
> Really hate to have my first post descend into a rant - but does anyone
> test this stuff before issuing a global broadcast to update?  It's a bit
> ridiculous.

We know. And I'm very sorry this happened.

http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4062
http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4066
http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4103

I'm guessing you use Windows, there is a stop-gap fixed msn plugin
available here: http://pidgin.im/~nosnilmot/2.3.0-msnfix/libmsn.dll

To use it, take a backup copy of
  C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins\libmsn.dll
and put the file from above in it's place.

If you compiled from source on Linux, apply this patch and rebuild:
http://pidgin.im/~nosnilmot/2.3.0-msnfix/pidgin-2.3.0-msn-allfixes.patch

I hope we can release 2.3.1 soon including these fixes, but we also need
to address some other issues too, and I don't know what's happening
about these right now.

Regards,


Stu.



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