Maintaining State in Pidgin

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury imadil at
Mon Mar 21 11:32:23 EDT 2011

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Matt Mullenweg <m at> wrote:
> Howdy everybody -- I'm the co-founder of WordPress and a long-time Pidgin
> user, which I find crucial for my day-to-day work.
> Best way to introduce what I'm thinking about might be an old blog post from
> Mark:
> When I use Skype IM, for example, if my machine crashes (as it inevitably
> does) when the application restarts it has all my chats, messages, and
> unread counts waiting right where I left them, and I can get right back to
> work.
> 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 think the SessionSave plugin
( does this? I have
never used it myself, but the description looks promising. It
shouldn't be too hard, one would think ;), to have a version of it
that uses purple-only API so that it can be used with finch too!


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