purple_conv_im_send works not as expected

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 09:59:51 EST 2007

On Nov 24, 2007 8:53 AM, Anatoliy Belsky <anatoliy at belsky.info> wrote:

> Hi,
> i have the following question. I'm trying to start a new conversation with
> the
> code like this:
>        account = purple_account_new(name, prpl);
>        purple_account_set_password(account, password);
>        purple_account_set_enabled(account, UI_ID, TRUE);
>        conv = purple_conversation_new(PURPLE_CONV_TYPE_IM, account,
> "somebody");
>        purple_conv_im_send(PURPLE_CONV_IM(conv), "hi there!");
> but this not works at all.  If the I check the account with
> purple_account_is_connected(account), it turns out, that the account is
> not
> connected yet. So in fact the account goes online after about 5 seconds
> after
> the conversation has being started.

Libpurple doesn't block until the account is connected.  Libpurple was
designed to drive a single-threaded UI client, if functions like that
blocked, the UI would be unusable.  You need to wait until the account is
online before sending stuff (using the "signed-on" signal - see

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