QQ messages are displayed as (NULL)

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Thu Jan 29 15:20:49 EST 2009

2009/1/29 Borsuc <octarone at yahoo.com>:
> Hello,
> First of all, I have searched a lot for this "bug" and it seems a LOT of
> other people are experiencing it as well. The weird thing is that they were
> all marked as "closed" or "fixed" since version 2.5.0 (the tickets). And
> people have been complaining since that version that it doesn't work
> anymore.
> All the messages in QQ that are sent to me, and even the nicknames and other
> profile information, are displayed as (NULL).
> However the issue seems to be related to the GTK libraries -- specifically,
> ANY version after 2.12.1-rev-b is unstable with QQ and makes the messages
> display as (NULL).
> Why I am shocked is that if you downgrade to version 2.12.1-rev-b it works
> fine. (latest pidgin version 2.5.4 works with a downgraded GTK version! but
> it has some crashes or GUI problems...) Clearly, this is a problem that is
> not noticed. How come? GTK has been updated this year (2009) and it still
> has that 'bug'. I'm disappointed totally.
> Why do mods keep closing these tickets? It is not fixed, not even in the
> latest GTK version (in 2009!) to my disappointment.
> Please make a patch or something to make it work, or at least take this into
> account :(

It is important to note that this is a Windows-specific issue.

GTK+ 2.12.12 and later (which have been distributed with Pidgin since
2.5.2) contain the fix for this.


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