Help needed?

eyekay eyekay234 at
Mon Aug 2 08:57:18 EDT 2010


Please can anyone help?


On 7/9/10, eyekay <eyekay234 at> wrote:
> Hello kelvin,
> Thanks for the notice. I'll be replying all so that others get this
> message as well.
> I am trying to build it for windows and will like pidgin to have just
> the Xmpp/jabber protocol without others included.
> So can anyone help with building a customized version of the latest
> build of pidgin so that it includes just jabber/Xmpp protocol? I have
> tried looking at how to build it by myself with the link provided and
> can just see codes I think was meant for linux.
> Will really love to know what will be needed for me to compile it
> myself, where I can download the source code and instructions on how
> to go about it.. But if someone can help me make it customizable for
> windows vista and xp I'll really appreciate it..
> Thanks
> On 7/9/10, Kevin Stange <kstange at> wrote:
>> Please use the reply all or reply to list functionality when replying so
>> that your messages go back to the mailing list so that everyone may
>> assist you as possible.
>> On 07/09/2010 01:51 AM, eyekay wrote:
>>> Hello kelvin,
>>> I'm rather a newbie at compiling and decompiling source codes. All I
>>> wanted was for all the protocols that link to external things like
>>> yahoo,msn, aim and others disabled so that when pidgin is installed
>>> the user can only make use of the Xmpp/jabber protocols.
>> What platform are you trying to obtain this for?  If it's Windows, there
>> is a method to compile Pidgin without the additional plugins or build
>> them statically, but you could also just unpack the zip distribution,
>> remove the DLL files for protocols you don't want then redistribute it.
>> You can do the same with other binary releases by removing the .so files
>> for those protocols and repackaging.
>>> Can I get someone to help me out with doing this and send me the
>>> edited version of pidgin?
>> If you are on a platform other than Windows, this is a strange request
>> because as I indicated previously there is no modification needed to the
>> software to remove support for protocols you don't want, you simply
>> select not to compile them when you run the configuration script.
>> For details on building Pidgin, see:
>> If you are looking for a custom binary build of Pidgin lacking
>> everything besides XMPP, preparing one depends on what platform you
>> intend to your software, including knowledge of which versions of
>> various dependencies will be present, CPU architecture and operating
>> system.  It is probably best that you familiarize yourself with the
>> process of building Pidgin and perform the task yourself on a machine
>> configured similarly to the one you intend to run the software on, so
>> that you can keep your limited distribution up to date in case there are
>> bugs in the core code or XMPP that have stability or security
>> implications.
>> For that reason I would certainly recommend against pulling the
>> Gaim/Pidgin 1.5.x code because it will be riddled with these defects and
>> the responsibility to correct them would fall entirely to you.
>>> I'll be willing to pay a widows mite if the person can help me edit it
>>> and
>>> send.
>>> If you can or know someone who can please do get in touch with me so I
>>> can explain in details what I want done.
>> This is not something I'm up to, but perhaps someone else is willing.
>> Kevin
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