Pidgin and BlacBerry

Phil Hannent phil at
Mon Jul 22 11:32:29 EDT 2013

On 22 July 2013 10:49, David Woolley <forums at> wrote:

> On 22/07/13 09:43, ludovic.legoff at wrote:
>> So, you confirm there is no way to install Pidgin on a BlackBerry curve?
>> Is this installation planned in the future?
> As Pidgin is a volunteer project, it is very difficult to say whether it
> has plans, as you would have to ask all the volunteers.
> However there are technical difficulties in porting it to BlackBerry, e.g.
> see**ticket/4769<>and
> with-playbook-ndk<>
> Also, would a program that is designed for PC sized screens and a mouse
> really work that well on a BlackBerry?
It is important to note that whilst it *might *be technically possible to
create a mobile UI for libpurple. It certainly wouldn't be good for your
battery. You have to remember that each network you connect to would cause
wake ups for your mobile device, thus draining your battery.

Phil Hannent
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