Automatically reconnecting after errors

Boris Gjenero boris.gjenero at
Tue Dec 5 14:06:06 EST 2017

On many occasions when re-connecting after a period of not using a 
Pidgin install I get some error, usually relating to Skypeweb or Google 
Talk XMPP accounts. A panel showing the error appears at the bottom of 
the contact list. I need to click a button there to reconnect. The 
reconnecting practically always works.

The problem is, I don't want to have to click a button to reconnect. I 
simply want Pidgin to reconnect automatically when I start it or when I 
wake the computer. I also certainly don't want an account to become 
disabled without me intentionally and explicitly choosing to disable it.

Reading elsewhere, it seems Pidgin is supposed to reconnect 
automatically except after fatal errors. I don't know what's going on. 
Are protocols inappropriately reporting some errors as fatal?

Right now, I simply want this to work. Reconnecting automatically after 
all errors, regardless of whether they're considered fatal, would be 
fine with me. Something like Miranda NG's KeepStatus plugin would be 
ideal. Ideally, automatic reconnecting ought to abort after some number 
of consecutive failed attempts, but if it keeps trying forever, I'm okay 
with that.

Is there some plugin or setting which will do what I want, or do I need 
to edit the source code?

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