[OTR-users] Gaim/Pidgin Crashes, when closing window after talking to 2 Grouped Userids.

Ian Goldberg ian at cypherpunks.ca
Sat May 26 18:31:59 EDT 2007

On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 03:04:07PM -0400, ben k wrote:
> Greetings,
> I use Gaim 2.0.0beta6 and my bro' uses Pidgin, both with OTR.  Both of
> us have this issue, not sure if it's Pidgin/Gaim or OTR but thought
> I'd ask.  We are using multiple IM systems, Yahoo/Google Talk/AIM/MSN.
> We exist multiple times on each others' buddy lists due to this.  I
> have him "grouped" on my buddy list.  When I talk to him on Yahoo, an
> OTR button is there.  If I then switch to Google talk without closing
> the conversation window, a second OTR button is there.  From this
> point, if I've established two private sessions to the same person
> (via different IM systems), and I attempt to close the conversation
> window, Gaim crashes (as does Pidgin for him if he tries it).  
> This is a minor annoyance but I thought I'd share since it's easy to
> recreate the issue.
> Thanks for the great OTR plugin, I use it daily.

Yeah, that's a known bug that we haven't had a chance to squish yet.
It's related to the misfeature of pidgin that it groups conversations
from different buddies into the same window.  It's completely unclear to
me what should happen in the case that one of these buddies is, say, OTR
Private, and one is in the clear.  When you receive a message in that
window, how do you know if it was sent securely?

That being said, we can try to squish the crash bug before we figure out
what the correct behaviour should be.


   - Ian

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