libpurple still active?

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Mon Sep 28 09:44:31 EDT 2020

Sent them here
clicked on Facebook

That sends them here

Click on the *nix instructions*NIX

which says jgeboski is no longer maintaining and dequis
is taking over.

So the instructions are all for jgeboski and the build version stops
at 19.10 (which I think you could still use on 20.04) and the public key
is for jgeboski. The note says - Dec 2019 - redownload the key if
expired - but after 45 min of waiting at the terminal - nothing installs.

I do not see how to install this protocol now for pidgin

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On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 8:12 AM Konstantin Kharlamov <hi-angel at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2020-09-28 at 07:49 -0500, Wade Smart wrote:
> > Is libpurple still active?
> > I sent the urls to someone to install
> > pidgin and lp for facebook and they
> > said they couldnt install the jgeboski
> > repos.  So I went to look - yup, wget
> > gets nothing. Any heads up on this?
> >
> I'm not sure what URLs do you mean, but for example Archlinux libpurple package uses released tar.gz from this URL and the URL loads fine. It also has last timestamp update, which is around 4 months ago, which I assume is the last release date. 4 months is not a big timespan for a release, so unless you meant something else, libpurple seem to be active.

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