Loading plugins by default

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at hxbc.us
Thu Mar 26 01:13:09 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 01:08 -0400, Shreevatsa R wrote:
> What would be a good way to distribute Pidgin such that some plugins
> are loaded by default?
> More context:
> Albert Zeyer has made some modifications (#2629, #8448) so that Pidgin
> can be distributed as a a single .app bundle:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/pidgin-macosx/
> He chose to enable some plugins he viewed as useful, in such a way
> that they get loaded by default each time Pidgin is started. This
> means that the user's preferences (of which plugins to load) are
> ignored, so I'm wondering if there is a better way to do this.
> I can think of a few things; which of the following would work?
> 1. Just ship a default prefs.xml that loads those plugins. Does Pidgin
> look for preferences in any "system location" other than
> $USER/.purple/prefs.xml, where this could be put?

/etc/purple/prefs.xml is the preferred way of doing it.


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