Pref Migration Summary

Nathan Peterson gaim-devel at
Thu Apr 12 03:32:38 EDT 2007

Kevin M Stange wrote:
> We need to consider .gaim subdirectories that are foreign.  Some
> plugins use .gaim for their own files, and if we don't copy these and
> the user upgrades their plugins, these data files will be "lost."
> The question is, do we copy these files or do we leave this as an 
> exercise for the plugin authors?

I don't think that makes any sense for the plugin authors to handle
that.  This is supposed to be a one time migration.  That is not going
to work if libpurple copies only some of the files now, and then later
the updated plugin is run after the migration has already occurred.


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