libpurple theme support improvements

Gary Kramlich grim at
Sat Jan 17 12:41:20 EST 2009

Felipe Contreras wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 1:30 AM, Gary Kramlich <grim at> wrote:
>> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>> If libpurple was a better freedesktop citizen it would follow the
>>> sound theme spec[1] and use libcanberra.
>> If you would read how any of this is implemented.  You'd know that there
>> are loaders so it can load themes in any format that a loader has been
>> written for.
> Good, but it's still not supporting the sound theme spec, right?
> I've no stomach to follow everything that happens in the Pidgin
> project, but it looks like you designed your own format. What would
> you think if Sun decided to implement their own format instead of
> using the standard ODF?
> I would think that's wasted effort, and not playing well with others,
> and that's exactly what I think of libpurple's own format.

It's a simple xml format, which was chosen due to the time we had for
SoC, if you have a problem with that timeline, go talk to google.  We
also implemented a lot more than sound themes.  Now please, stop playing
these hypothetical games.

Gary Kramlich <grim at>

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