Finch: questions on development, usage, etc

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury sadrul at pidgin.im
Thu Jun 25 04:02:21 EDT 2009


* Daniel had this to say on [24 Jun 2009, 21:34:36 -0700]:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 12:08:56AM -0400, Sadrul Habib Chowdhury wrote:
> > * Daniel had this to say on [24 Jun 2009, 13:33:49 -0700]:
> > > Sadrul,
> > > 
> > > I've got some more feedback for you. I ended up going back to centerim
> > > for now, but I'd like to share my opinion so you have a users
> > >   perspective.
> > > 
> > > * The lack of of a state of it remembering what messages were unread was
> > > one of the big factors for me moving back to centerim.
> > > 
> > > I think that could easily solved by a plugin or better yet, nativly which just remembers which
> > > windows were open last. Kind of like most web browsers remember what
> > > tabs you had opened when you exit/crash.
> > > 
> > 
> > Indeed. Try out 'Session Save' from
> > http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ThirdPartyPlugins, for example.
> 
> I set the GAIM_SRCDIR to be pidgin-2.5.7/pidgin
> but got compile errors. The plugin is two years old. Maybe you can
> integrate the plugin into the source?
> 
> I'm happy that all my other problems are solved in one way or another :)
> 
> What decides if a plugin gets distibuted with finch or not?
> 

We usually ship the plugins which we are able and willing to maintain and
support. Often they are the ones we write, because the authors of a
plugin would be the best persons to help users with any problems.

Consequently, you should let the authors of the 'Session Save' plugin know
about your compilation issues :) But looking at the Makefile, I think you
need to set GAIM_SRCDIR to pidgin-2.5.7/libpurple. You may also need to
include 'gaim-compat.h' from sessionsave.c

Cheers,
Sadrul



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