[Pidgin] #15429: Chat history log file time stamp updating

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Sat Dec 15 12:53:30 EST 2012

#15429: Chat history log file time stamp updating
 Reporter:  ahmedp                               |       Owner:
     Type:  defect                               |      Status:  closed
Milestone:                                       |   Component:  plugins
  Version:  2.10.6                               |  Resolution:  worksforme
 Keywords:  timestamp time stamp chat history    |
  log                                            |

Comment (by datallah):

 Oh, you mean the file modified time, not the file name, sorry I

 What you're seeing is a side-effect of [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-
 us/library/windows/desktop/ms724290%28v=vs.85%29.aspx how file access
 works on Windows] - the file modify time isn't updated until we close the
 file handle.

 The way that logging works, we create a file once, keep a reference to the
 file handle and keep appending to it until we're done with that log file.
 I don't think it would be reasonable to change that behavior to close and
 reopen the file each time, it would add non-trivial overhead and
 complicate the situation by adding more potential error points.

 So, I guess the appropriate Resolution is "wontfix" rather than
 "worksforme". Note that the logging implementation is pluggable - you
 could write a plugin that does what you want.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15429#comment:3>
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