new client plans and libpurple

Kevin Stange kstange at
Fri Mar 29 02:48:46 EDT 2013

On 03/29/2013 01:30 AM, Conrad Poelman wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Zoltán Sólyom <z-ismeretlen at
> <mailto:z-ismeretlen at>> wrote:
> I would love to see those Visual Studio build instructions. I recently
> built Pidgin on Windows using MinGW, roughly following the instructions
> at, but I'm more
> experienced developing within Visual Studio.
> Inspired by Pidgin's own script in
> pidgin/win32/nsis, I realized that much of the BuildingWinPidgin
> instructions could be automated into a script using wget to download and
> tar/unzip to extract the files automatically. It's not really done yet
> but I'm attaching it in case anyone's interested in adding it to the
> repository to simplify the Windows build instructions. It currently
> fetches newer library versions (GTK+ 2.24, GLib 2.32) than is stated in
> the instructions, since GLib 2.32 is required by gstreamer and farstream
> and I'm trying to get video/voice working on Windows.
> It could probably be extended to handle most of Zoltán's instructions
> too, though Visual Studio developers may not want to install MinGW just
> to run this script.

It's fallen far out of date, but I already wrote such a script:

Perhaps some of the code might be of use to you.

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