Maintaining State in Pidgin

Ethan Blanton elb at
Thu Mar 17 20:13:18 EDT 2011

Matt Mullenweg spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I searched through the devel archives and didn't find anyplace this
> was specifically discussed before, so to start just curious how
> people feel about the concept of maintaining state in general, and
> whether it's possible in Pidgin specifically.

I love maintaining state.  Everything should maintain state.  It's a
pet peeve of mine that there are applications on my computer which do

That said ... obviously I've not found the time to patch up Pidgin or
Finch to do this.  It really shouldn't be a big deal, we already keep
most of the information to make it happen.  There will be some corner
cases to take care of (although the easy way is probably ignore them;
e.g., if a user does not have logging turned on, the restored windows
don't have a backlog), of course.

Mark me in the "Pidgin should really handle this" camp.  ;-)

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