[Pidgin] #11842: Flash window when IMs are received no longer works on Windows

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Sun May 16 19:37:01 EDT 2010

#11842: Flash window when IMs are received no longer works on Windows
 Reporter:  douglaswth  |        Owner:  datallah       
     Type:  defect      |       Status:  closed         
Milestone:  2.7.1       |    Component:  winpidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.7.0       |   Resolution:  fixed          
 Keywords:              |  

Comment(by PidginGuy):

 Replying to [comment:61 datallah]:
 > Replying to [comment:52 tuberbob]:
 > > Replying to [comment:48 datallah]:
 > > > Replying to [comment:46 PidginGuy]:
 > > > > This worked for me. Thanks, but I'm still a bit angry that you
 guys could have missed this when giving us all a new version.
 > > >
 > > > Wow... you're angry that something that is given to you for
 '''free''' has a bug, that's great.  I'll be sure to keep that in mind for
 future reference.  This type of response really makes all the volunteer
 work pay off!
 > > Second, datallah, your comment here is just about the most
 unbelievably arrogant thing I have read in a long time, and I am amazed
 that you, as a developer, would lash out at a user the way you did.  Sure,
 it's free, but does that change the fact that a lot of people use and
 depend on Pidgin?  You were called out on a major oversight, something
 that a minimal amount of testing would have caught right away, and your
 response is to be condescending and rude?  Bravo sir.  Glad to know open
 source truly represents the moral high road with folks like you leading
 the charge.  Well played.
 > I'm not interested in continuing an unrelated discussion on this ticket,
 so this will be my last reply on the subject here because it isn't the
 right venue for this type of thing.
 > I just want to point out that this type of thing '''will''' happen -
 there will be bugs and hopefully they will be fixed in a timely manner.
 > If you feel like complaining that the release wasn't tested adequately,
 please direct the complaints at yourself for not taking the initiative to
 make that happen.  All development, testing and support is conducted by
 volunteers - if you think that any such area is lacking, you're certainly
 welcome to step forward and put some effort into improving it.  That is
 how the project works.

 I'm shocked that the homepage still hasn't been updated with a 2.7.1
 version that contains the necessary .dll file. I've beta tested before,
 and I'm giving thought to joining Pidgin's beta testing group to help out,
 but honestly, if it's so unorganized that once a problem is fixed, and
 three days later the update still isn't posted on the front page, then why
 even bother?

 I feel bad for everyone else out there who still has 2.7.0 and isn't aware
 that this .dll patch exists.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/11842#comment:63>
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