libpurple crashing since 18 months

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Thu Mar 26 20:49:21 EDT 2009

2009/3/27 Stephen Eilert <spedrosa at>:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 9:17 PM, Thorsten <sendmail at> wrote:
>> >
>> > You were asked for a valgrind log. This question has never be answered.
>> > Do YOU call this communicating?
>> It was 7 or 8 weeks after filing the report, when I had been asked for a
>> valgrind log. At that time I had upgraded libpurple and I had a
>> different bug, as I did explain  in my answer. I also posted very
>> detailed information about the cause for the new problem, much more
>> detailed than a valgrind log could do.
>> > Pidgin is stable for me (WITH MSN). So what's your point. I'm using it
>> > 24/7 for at least 2 months without a single crash.
>> Ok, so this must be gamma-rays or some kind of earth radiation which
>> causes the problems on my side. :-)
> I do have issues with MSN, from time to time, as do my colleagues (might
> have to do with ubuntu, or even with the pt_BR locale). I didn't have time
> to debug it yet, and I've seen similar bug reports.
> What I cannot understand is your attitude. You come here not asking, but
> *demanding* that the bugs that apparently only you seem to be having (at
> least with that regularity) be fixed, bugs that may well be related to your
> chatbot and lack of understanding of multithreaded programming.

Where is that "demand" that you talk about?

He said he was willing to *assist* as much as possible, I guess he was
assuming the Pidgin devs wanted to get the bugs fixed, hence there was
no need for any demand, or even question their willingness. Maybe that
was a mistake.

> The source is there. If you care that much, and if that's been so long, fix
> it yourself and submit the patch. Easy. Or pay someone to do it, if you do
> not have the skills.

I have the skills, and I've submitted the patches, and I tell you;
that's not enough.

> Just watch your tone, and I'm sure people will be much more helpful.

Yeah, right. He needs to watch his tone but the Pidgin devs don't. As
if the proper tone will get any bugs fixed.

Felipe Contreras

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