2.5.0 Crashing

Jim Spath jspath at pangeamedia.com
Fri Aug 22 14:59:02 EDT 2008


Daniel Atallah wrote:
> 2008/8/22 Jim Spath <jspath at pangeamedia.com>:
>> Hello Pidgin :)
>>
>> Since installing version 2.5.0 a few days ago on my Windows XP Pro Service
>> Pack 3 machine, it's been crashing about once a day.  The crashes (so far)
>> occur when I am not interacting with the program.
>>
>> I've gotten a crash dump from the latest crash and attached it to this
>> email.
> 
> You're seeing this bug: http://d.pidgin.im/ticket/6627 -  There is a
> fix attached to the ticket.
> 
> -D

Hi Daniel,

I downloaded this new file:

http://developer.pidgin.im/attachment/ticket/6627/liboscar.dll

And placed it here C:\Program Files\Pidgin\, overwriting the existing file.

Now when I start up Pidgin, my two AIM accounts do not connect.  If I 
click the Accounts menu item at the top of the buddy list to list all my 
accounts, it says "Unknown" in parentheses next to the screen name where 
the protocol normally appears.

I tried disabling and enabling them, and still the same.  If I try to 
use "Edit Account", the protocol comes up as Bonjour, presumably because 
Bonjour is the first item in the protocol list.  AIM/Oscar doesn't even 
appear as an item in the list now.

Any ideas?  Maybe I should just reinstall 2.5.0 and live with the 
admittedly infrequent crashing until the next version.

- Jim



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