[OTR-users] Can't enable logging with 4.0.0

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Wed Sep 5 11:43:47 EDT 2012

On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 10:26:35 -0500
Karen Trudeau <karen.trudeau at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 9:44 AM, Brian Morrison <bdm at fenrir.org.uk>
> wrote:
> >> I don't know what the developers decided to do after a discussion
> >> about this on the list a while ago, but for this new version with
> >> OTR active you must override the default no logging policy on each
> >> and every occasion you use it.
> I don't think that's the intended behavior, as the release notes for
> OTR 4.0.0 specifically say "When a private conversation begins, the
> plugin will indicate whether Pidgin is configured to log the
> conversation."  Instead what happens is that it ignores the
> configuration setting, disables the log, and always says the
> conversation is not being logged.
> > I also assume you can turn this off in the plugin settings if you
> > want to, but of course with the knowledge that it could frustrate
> > the aims of the OTR plugin by doing so.
> One would think so, but as I said the "Don't log OTR conversations"
> checkbox in the OTR plugin configuration is reset to "checked" every
> time Pidgin is restarted (and is completely ignored if it is changed
> while Pidigin is running).  When I reinstalled 3.2.1, even though the
> checkbox appeared to be "checked" in 4.0.0, it went back to unchecked
> in 3.2.1--which would indicate that 4.0.0 is neither reading nor
> saving the actual setting in the configuration file.

OK, I had not quite followed your description, so I wasn't sure you had
unchecked the box in the plugin settings.

I presume that since this is a x.0.0 release, some wrinkles are to be


Brian Morrison

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