libpurple IM conversation name

Duncan Berriman duncan at
Fri Apr 12 11:35:30 EDT 2013


I use the same routines and method (on linux - pidgin-2.10.4) and see no
issue and happen to log the incoming messages. 

Example from my log when a buddy sends me a new message/conversation.

"me at" (prpl-msn) 15:23:17 friend at <FONT FACE="Segoe UI"><FONT

In this case the sender is friend at

Not sure where the 'Hex' you are seeing is coming from.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: devel-bounces at [mailto:devel-bounces at] On Behalf
> Of Zoltán Sólyom
> Sent: 12 April 2013 15:46
> To: Pidgin Development List
> Subject: libpurple IM conversation name
> I got libpurple work in VS so now I'm trying to use it, but I'd like to
> ask for a little assistance.
> I can start conversations and users can write me, and both opens a
> window. The callback for the "received-im-msg" signal gets the name of
> the sender, that I pass to purple_conversation_new. The name has a
> hexadecimal looking string after it, but the conversation works
> correctly. If I want to send a message first, I don't know about that
> string, so I just create a conversation with the buddy name. Both work,
> but I need a way to identify conversation windows, and the only thing I
> can use is the name of the conversation/buddy. Is it ok to just throw
> away that hexadecimal string when I check if the conversation names are
> equal? And if that string can be removed, is it the same format in every
> protocol and server? Or maybe this approach is completely wrong?
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