Shouldn't purple-url-handler start pidgin if it is not running?
felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 11:23:28 EST 2009
2009/1/26 Hib Eris <Hib at hiberis.nl>:
> Apparently, I forgot to send this reply to the mailing list, so here I
> forward it.
> Sorry for any inconvenience.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Hib Eris <Hib at hiberis.nl>
> Date: Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 1:20 PM
> Subject: Re: Shouldn't purple-url-handler start pidgin if it is not running?
> To: Richard Laager <rlaager at wiktel.com>
> Well, this makes me wonder, do we need purple-url-handler at all? Couldn't
> we just use:
>> pidgin -n --url 'irc://irc.gnome.org/#pidgin'
>> finch -n --url 'irc://irc.gnome.org/#pidgin'
> to handle url's? Thus, allowing to set the irc url handler in GNOME to
> 'pidgin -n --url %s'.
> This would also fix my first point why purple-url-handler is not optimal for
> because it is a console application, as pidgin has a GUI.
> Does this make sense?
Indeed, that seems to be the best solution, which incidentally is how
everyone else is doing it.
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