Sounds for XMPP and IRC

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Tue Feb 12 15:57:32 EST 2008

no, just that you could use the functions it provides in your plugin  
to play the sounds.  That'd make your plugin do the right thing on any  
given platform, without having to learn gstreamer and without using  
system() calls.


On Feb 12, 2008, at 15:51 EST, Matt Heidsick wrote:

> So would it be easier to modify the sound.h file to include the  
> sounds and triggers I need ? As you can tell I am pretty new with  
> this, though i have been using Pidgin ever since it was GAIM several  
> years back.
> Matt
> Casey Harkins wrote:
>> On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 14:42 -0500, Luke Schierer wrote:
>>> I do not know of one, but it really ought not to be hard.  You could
>>> hackishly do it in either C or perl with system() calls to play your
>>> sounds, or you could do it more correctly by linking against  
>>> gstreamer
>>> and using it to play the sounds.
>> Actually, libpurple provides API for playing sounds which would use  
>> the
>> appropriate mechanism for the platform. (see libpurple/sound.h)
>> -casey

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