[OTR-dev] pidgin-otr rewrite

Howard Chu hyc at symas.com
Fri Mar 9 00:19:55 EST 2012

Paul Wouters wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Mar 2012, Rob Smits wrote:
>>> So I guess the conclusion here is that purple-otr should just exist on its
>> own
>>> as a fork of pidgin-otr, and will not be merged back in to the pidgin-otr
>> code
>>> base? It's clear that we can't preserve *everything* that the GTK UI can
>> do,
>>> and if people can't live without those bells and whistles, then there
>> doesn't
>>> seem to be any other choice.
>> At this point I think a fork is the way to go. Usability does suffer a bit
>> when you're stuck behind a couple levels of menus. But let me reiterate that
>> it is absolutely awesome that purple-otr exists.
> I would really prefer one plugin for pidgin, not two. It would be nice
> if the gtk stuff can be layered on top of the purple-otr ?

I think that would be ideal. At the moment it seems to me this would require 
some dlopen/dlsym tricks to discover what environment the plugin is in.

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