Use of libpurple functions

Mark Doliner mark at
Wed Jul 18 03:55:34 EDT 2007

On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 20:52:06 +0200, Markus Zuercher wrote
> Hi
> I just managed to write a hello-world plugin by using the HowTo on
> I tried to use some libpurple functions but when I compile the plugin
> and try to start Pidgin (Linux), the client does not start (or, not
> the GUI).
> For an example, I wanted to code a little plugin which disconnects my
> MSN account. I pasted the code to pastebin [1].
> Do I use it wrong? I just read the account.h file, and as far as I 
> can see, the purple_account_disconnect() function has just one parameter:
> the account.
> What am I doing wrong? :-(
> Many Thanks!
> Markus
> [1]

You can run "pidgin -d" to print debug info to the console, which should help
you figure out why the GUI isn't showing.


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