Automatically reconnecting after errors
boris.gjenero at gmail.com
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
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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