Good Morning build 68

Build 68 has hit our Sun Ray server last week. Which was good news and bad news. The good news is that this gets us the new “pidgin” IM client. The bad news is that the build of pidgin does not contain the XMPP (aka jabber) plugins which renders it as much use as a chocolate Tea pot. The bug id is: 6577264. Not fixed in build 69.

Luckily it took seconds for some bright spark to have a version built from source. The config options are “CC=cc -disable-perl --disable-tcl –prefix=/blah”. Disabling perl is obviously goodness, but TCL is a pity but with it it just dumps core. Alas this version is not aware of the gnome-keyring.

Apart from that the build is good.

: estale.eu FSS 1 $; uname -a

SunOS estale 5.11 snv_68 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire

: estale.eu FSS 2 $; 
 


Update: For those who are close to GMP I have built both SPARC and x86 copies of pidgin for Nevada. They can be found here ~cg13442/pidgin/$(uname -p)/bin

If you use the c-shell you have my deepest sympathies but they don't run to me giving a c-shell friendly path.

As with the one mentioned above they don't understand how to talk to the gnome keyring

Comments:

I've gone for a combination option:
mkdir ~/.purple/plugins ; cp /home/cg13442/pidgin/sparc/lib/purple-2/libjabber.\* ~/.purple/plugins
This way I can use the pidgin binary on our Sun Ray server (with the GNOME Keyring patch), but also still use XMPP :)
Thanks for the binary!

Posted by Lewis on July 24, 2007 at 03:32 AM BST #

Top comment Lewis.

For sparc people should now be able to do

ln -s ~cg13442/.purple/plugins ~/.purple/plugins

I note the bug is marked as fixed in build 70.

Posted by Chris Gerhard on July 24, 2007 at 03:44 AM BST #

Wont having this sparc lib in your ~/.purple/plugins directory cause an issue when you run pidgin on x86?

Posted by Jonathan Cowper-Andrewes on July 24, 2007 at 06:15 AM BST #

Yes it will. It would be better if you can get them installed on the server in /usr/lib/purple-2 then this only has to be done once.

Also the instructions from Lewis will expand all the symbolic links which is suboptimal.

Posted by Chris Gerhard on July 24, 2007 at 06:23 AM BST #

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