[Cabal] [Gaim-devel] Gaim 2.0.0 oscar accounts not backward compatable with 1.5.0

Luke Schierer lschiere at pidgin.im
Wed Dec 13 17:48:10 EST 2006

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On Dec 13, 2006, at 10:42 EST, Nathan Walp wrote:

> Mark Doliner wrote:
>> Due to the split of oscar accounts from prpl-oscar to prpl-aim and  
>> prpl-icq,
>> if someone uses Gaim 2.0.0 then goes back to 1.5.0 then their AIM  
>> and ICQ
>> accounts no longer work because the protocol is "unknown."  I'm ok  
>> with that,
>> but I thought I'd bring it up in case it's something people are  
>> concerned about.

I know that Warren from RH will be significantly concerned about this  
when he realizes it.

> /me checks 4 times to make sure this reply isn't going to gaim-devel
> This will only be an issue for people using the betas, as when we go
> 2.0.0, settings will get read out of .gaim, but stored to .pidgin.
> Actually, we should discuss that.  With the advent of libpurple, do we
> want to store stuff in a .purple directory?  Most (all?) stuff in  
> there
> is set up to be ui-agnostic, and appropriately tagged when it  
> relates to
> a specific UI.
> Thoughts?
> -Nathan

This seems like a reasonable work-around to me.  The one problem I  
see, beyond storing your .gaim directory on a usb key or similar, is  
that it can mean moving quite a volume of logs.


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