Yahoo issues

Mark Doliner mark at
Thu Jun 25 02:19:29 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 8:12 PM, John Bailey<rekkanoryo at> wrote:
> Well, as most of us are aware, there have been a bunch of reports of a few
> issues with the new Yahoo code:
>  * Doesn't compile with ancient glib (2.4.x or older)
>  * Buddies never go offline
>  * Crash for some users under certain circumstances (easiest to reproduce with
> a pager server of although I can't reproduce it at all)
>  * Buddy icons not fetching properly
>  * Possibly others I'm forgetting at the moment
> We have already fixed the first two issues.  The third can probably be fixed
> relatively easily.  I think the fourth might be related to the URL fetching
> stuff I did so that the account's proxy settings take effect for URL fetch requests.
> If we can get all of these problems fixed, should we release a 2.5.8 relatively
> soonish just to get the fixes out the door?  Or should we instead just rely on
> packagers (including Richard and Stu) to update the 2.5.7 builds with the
> relevant patches?  Personally, as much as I hate to throw another release out
> before 2.6.0, I'm leaning toward releasing 2.5.8 since it will additionally
> benefit Adium.
> Thoughts?

Thanks for staying on top of this, you da man!  My vote would be for
2.5.8, so that we don't put more pressure on 2.6.0.  But I think both
options are fine.


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