Pidgin showing Adium status

felix at felix at
Wed Oct 18 16:20:42 EDT 2017

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 03:12:45PM -0500, Wade Smart wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:15 AM,  <felix at> wrote:
> > I am slowly migrating away from a company Mac back to my own Linux laptop, running Ubuntu (not my first choice, but approved-Ubuntu beats unapproved Gentoo or offical Mac) and Pidgin.  Pidgin migration was easy enough and it's interesting seeing all the plugins and choices.
> >
> > However!  It doesn't coordinate well with everyone else running Adium on Macs.  A few show up as online, but almost everybody else is offline, except they also show a "Status (Adium): Available" when I hover over their name.  If I set to only show online accounts, they don't appear.
> >
> > Is there some option or plugin which translates Adium statii to Pidgin?
> >
> > $ pidgin --version
> > Pidgin 2.12.0 (libpurple 2.12.0)
> I think that ones status is based on the client thru the protocol used.
> They might have their status set as invisible or something along those
> lines that doesnt show up for you.

I asked one who showed as "Status: Offline ... Status (Adium) Available" and he said, yes, was online and not invisible.  There are over 100 employees on Adium, and only 7 show up in Pidgin as Available.  There are some custom statii, but the vast majority are as described -- Offline but (Adium) Available.

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