[Pidgin] #15348: Share account picture between different OSes

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Sun Oct 7 20:53:12 EDT 2012

#15348: Share account picture between different OSes
 Reporter:  renatosilva  |      Owner:
     Type:  patch        |     Status:  new
Milestone:               |  Component:  libpurple
  Version:  2.10.6       |   Keywords:
 This simple patch allows one to share their account picture between
 operating systems with different path rules, such as Windows and Unixes.
 This is because when you save your account picture, Pidgin stores its full
 absolute path, so for example Windows does not recognize
 {{{/home/user/me.png}}} and Linux does not recognize
 {{{C:/Users/User/Pictures/Me.png}}}. Also, {{{g_file_get_contents}}}
 contents|seems to only deal with absolute paths].

 After patching, Pidgin will search for the path indicated by
 {{{buddyicon}}} configuration also within purple profile, in case loading
 as is fails, allowing users to set this option with paths relative to
 purple profile. Even if the operating system does not support forward
 slashes, users can still store picture in profile's root. It is needed to
 edit {{{prefs.xml}}} manually to remove absolute part from path, but I
 think it is reasonable already.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15348>
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