Pidgin 2.12.0 (libpurple 2.12.0) occasionally crashes on Windows 2012R2

Tim Murphy tnmurphy at
Fri Jun 15 10:02:15 EDT 2018

You might have the most productive help from talking to the person who
created the build that you use.

This ^^ suggests that the build is probably done with mingw rather than
with Microsoft tools and there is a gdb for mingw and a thing called
drmingw which might work too.

Other things that are useful are the sysinternals tools where you can watch
the system calls of a process up to the point where it crashes. This is
sometimes helpful to someone who is debugging it.

Ultimately you will need a new build, so who is going to do that? That's
the person to ask.



On 15 June 2018 at 15:30, Sergey < at> wrote:

>   Dear All,
>   We are using Pidgin on Windows 2012R2, in remote desktop
>   environment.
>   It's installed from a portable distribution, from
>   and running in the portable environment.
>   The problem is, it does occasionally crash. Cannot tell
>   the details for sure; sometimes when the user sends the file,
>   but not always in this curcumstances.
>   Could you please give any hints of understand the reason?
>   I am an Unix programmer and am not well acquainted to Windows
>   specifics.
>   Will that help if I do re-compile Pidgin from sources and
>   try to trace the events or debug it any other way? As I understand
>   there is no such tool as GDB. Or there is? Or is there
>   some equivalent?
>   Which sources should I take for it?
>  --
> Best regards,
> Sergey                 at
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