Pidgin and unseen-count

Zoltán Nagy abesto0 at
Fri Nov 28 15:09:22 EST 2008

Dear All,

I'm experimenting with a $libpurple_client status plugin for WMII, a 
tiling window manager. In particular, I'd like to get which 
conversations have unread messages, through D-Bus. The following in the 
sh script interacts with the client:

purple-send PurpleConversationGetData int32:$conv string:"unseen-count"

It works fine with Finch, but Pidgin returns 0 for every conversation in 
every case.
I run Pidgin 2.5.2 from the Archlinux repository.

Googling around didn't turn up anything, but maybe Pidgin has a 
different name for this data field? (I didn't grep the source, thought 
I'd ask here before I start messing with the source)

Zoltán Nagy

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