"Update" feature in Pidgin?

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Wed Jan 13 03:31:38 EST 2010


On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Programmer In Training
<pit at joseph-a-nagy-jr.us> wrote:
> On 1/12/2010 10:56 AM, Brian Morrison wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:04:22 -0600
>> Programmer In Training <pit at joseph-a-nagy-jr.us> wrote:
>>
>>> On 1/12/2010 9:22 AM, Brian Morrison wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:13:52 +0100
>>>> "David Balazic" <David.Balazic at hermes-softlab.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>>> is there an Updatefeature in Pidgin?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Yes, you want the Release Notification plugin.
>> [snip]
>>>> It notifies you and when the button is clicked takes you to the
>>>> Pidgin home page so you can click on "Download Pidgin x.x.x for
>>>> <your OS>".
>>>>
>>>
>>> When it works. I had mine enabled and got no such update.
>>>
>>
>> My experience is that it normally fires when you go from offline to
>> online, even if Pidgin was already running. YMMV I suppose.
>>
>
> I tried that, as well as disabling and re-enabling the plugin. Ah well.
> (: I would have checked soon enough on my own anyway.

The heuristic is "check when an account signs on, but only if it
hasn't checked within the past 24 hours" (regardless of whether the
plugin was disabled then re-enabled).  Had you waited 24 hours since
the web site was updated?

--Mark



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