Pounces in IRC aren't triggered

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Thu Feb 25 11:58:16 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 02:12, Mike Schilli
<pidgin-support at perlmeister.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> while pounces work nicely on several other IM protocols with Pidgin
> 2.6.5/Ubuntu for me, none of them is triggered on IRC. I've configured a
> pounce using the "accountname at irc.freenode.net (IRC)" in the "Account:"
> field, and have entered a chat room participant's nick into the "Buddy
> name:" field. Then I checked every single check box under "Pounce when
> Buddy..." and checked "Execute a command" and entered the full path to
> a script there (which works fine on other protocols). Also, "Recurring"
> is checked.
> Is there a known issue with IRC and pounces or am I doing something
> wrong? Any help appreciated.

For IRC, you need to have the buddy added to your list for pounces to work.
The reason for this is that IRC "status" can only be determined by
polling the server for individual buddies.


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