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

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Thu Sep 6 00:32:25 EDT 2012

Ian Goldberg:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2012 at 04:43:47PM +0100, Brian Morrison wrote:
>> 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
>> expected.
> Hmm.  Indeed sounds like a bug.
> Jake, can you look into this?

Sure, I'll look into it. It doesn't seem terribly serious from what I
caught in other emails. Did anyone report the platform? I assume it was

All the best,

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