question about auto reply

Mark Doliner mark at
Mon Mar 29 03:04:28 EDT 2010

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 11:51 PM, monnand <monnand.deng at> wrote:
> monnand wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I'm writing a pidgin plugin, which implements something like an IM
>> robot. I use purple_conv_im_send_with_flags() to reply IM message.
>> However, no matter what flag I use in purple_conv_im_send_with_flags(),
>> the message sent by the bot will always be shown in the conversation window.
>> My question is: Does there any method which could send a message without
>> notifying the UI part, so the message sent by robot could be invisible
>> to users.
> BTW, I have tried PURPLE_MESSAGE_INVISIBLE, however, a window will still
> be launched without showing the message. I would like to stop pidgin to
> open a new conversation window if a message was sent and no conversation
> window was started.
> Does there any method could finish this job?

It seems like it might be better if we didn't open an IM window in if

In any case, you should be able to call serv_send_im() directly.  This
skips emitting the signals sending-im-msg and sent-im-msg, but I doubt
that'll cause any problems.


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