new client plans and libpurple
z-ismeretlen at freemail.hu
Thu Mar 28 09:37:11 EDT 2013
I made a mistake yesterday and sent the message from a different
address. This is the one I used for signing up to the mailing list...
> I'm unsure if this will help you or not, but Instantbird  is a
> libpurple client with a native look & feel on each operation system
> (it doesn't use the Windows API directly, it uses the Mozilla
> toolkit). Additionally, we've been compiling libpurple( +
> protocols)/glib/libxml2 into a single dll using MSVC 2010 and have
> some hacks to get this to work (we usually upstream our patches to
> libpurple, but glib/libxml2 can be a bit difficult to compile on
> Windows, IIRC).
I have seen Instantbird and it's reassuring that libpurple can be
compiled. I'm in the process of figuring out what can be added to the
main dll and what must be compiled separately by reading the mingw
makefile. I downloaded the *win32 archives for libxml as instructed on
the page for building Pidgin for Windows. There was no problem linking
the libxml lib to the dll, but I can't be sure that everything works
until I can make a simple program running libpurple. Maybe I'm too naive
to assume that if a lib can be linked it was compiled in a way that can
be used out of the box?
Compiling the protocols and plugins is next so there are still many
obstacles but I'm positive something will come out of it.
Just one question, should I not post things here like this and instead
answer everyone only on their personal address? I see that there is not
much traffic on the devel mailing list and I'm not used to mailing lists
so I might not even know the basic manners around here.
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