Pidgin/Gaim Exploits and Updates

Ethan Blanton elb at
Thu Feb 25 14:06:32 EST 2010

Liam spake unto us the following wisdom:
> The update notification is a plugin? I didn't expect that, but thanks
> for letting me know anyway. Much appreciated.
> Shouldn't that perhaps be "enabled by default"?

Maybe on Windows.  On Linux systems having real package management,
these sorts of updates are handled by the distribution.

We tend to not enable plugins by default for various reasons.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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