Skype Plugin

Mark Doliner mark at
Wed Sep 26 18:02:37 EDT 2007

None of libpurple is threadsafe.  If you want to use libpurple from a threaded
application, you MUST access libpurple from a single thread only.


On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:53:05 +1200, Eion Robb wrote
> Ok, I've been banging my head over this one for the last week.
> I've sort of stopped it segfaulting, but now on linux, two quick 
> calls to  serv_got_im stop all the pidgin windows from redrawing,
>  and on windows,  the second message causes pidgin to crash.
> I've tried making backtraces, but a) I don't know how on windows,
>  and b)  when I do a "bt full" on linux, it just comes up with 
> g_thread calls, and  nothing about the pidgin/protocol source.
> Is serv_got_im not thread safe?  I've tried using a static mutex to 
> lock  simultaneous calls to it, which stopped the segfaulting, but 
> hasn't  stopped the weird redraw/crash issues.
> I don't want to release the source code until I've got it stable 
> enough to  receive messages properly, and until I've found a place 
> to host code and  some screenshots.  I've currently got some 
> screenshots on my work server,  but not permantly.  The stuffing up 
> linux image is at
> Is there a pidgin developer/protocol developer who is also a skype 
> user  who can help debug (probably as rare as hens teeth)?
> Cheers,
> --Eion
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 17:39:12 +1200, Atamurad Hezretkuliyev  
> <atamyrat at> wrote:
> > I'm not a purple/pidgin developer, so you better ask it to the list.
> >
> > AFAIK, serv_got_im should work even if there's no open conversation  
> > window. That's the way other protocol plugins do it.
> > Can you post backtrace and maybe source code?
> >
> > Eion Robb wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks for that. I'm getting segfaults when calling serv_got_im when  
> >> there isn't a conversation window open though. Is there some special  
> >> trick I need to do?

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