RFS: pidgin-privacy-please

Stefan Ott stefan at ott.net
Thu Jun 26 06:31:01 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 6:59 AM, Richard Laager <rlaager at wiktel.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 09:52 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Stefan Ott <stefan at ott.net> wrote:
>> > I am looking for a sponsor for my package "pidgin-privacy-please".
>> The upstream website says this requires pidgin itself to be patched,
>> has the Debian pidgin package integrated that patch?
> Last I checked, no.
> Here's the comment from the p-p-p upstream README [0]:
>        Since version 2.3.0, pidgin includes the auth-signals patch,
>        thus you'll only need to apply the patch for blocked-signals. If
>        you choose not to apply that patch, pidgin-privacy-please won't
>        be able to send auto-replies when a message has been blocked.
> While I'm not against the idea of those signals, sending an auto-reply
> when a message is blocked seems pretty counter-intuitive to me.

In situations where you block all messages from people who are not on
your contact list, an auto-reply telling them to request your
authorization first is quite handy.

Stefan Ott

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