[Pidgin] #15351: Allow logging only to other locations

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Tue Oct 9 04:33:35 EDT 2012

#15351: Allow logging only to other locations
 Reporter:  kive         |      Owner:  rlaager
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
Milestone:               |  Component:  logging
  Version:  2.10.6       |   Keywords:
 It is important for me to retain copies of all of my instant messages so
 that I can refer back to important information and more easily remain
 connected with friends. As hard drives are lost and machines are replaced,
 I inevitably end up with gaps and missing logs.

 I use pidgin on both linux and windows. I would like to store logs for
 each in a common location, say dropbox.

 Linux currently logs to ~/.purple and can not be changed
 Windows currently logs to $PURPLEHOME but also stores settings there

 Bonus points if a store and forward (or simply fallback) method is used in
 case dropbox becomes unavailable. A unified format would also be helpful,
 as I may have these clients running simultaneously (work always running on
 windows, irc always running on linux, and AIM and XMPP running on
 whichever I happen to be on at the time).

 Another benefit of this approach would be allowing me to see conversation
 history for a contact regardless of what computer I happened to have had
 the conversation on. This would be also be especially helpful as a
 precursor to any mobile development.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15351>
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