[Pidgin] #16083: solution to some tbugs

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Sun Mar 2 17:09:38 EST 2014

#16083: solution to some tbugs
 Reporter:  awad    |       Owner:  EionRobb
     Type:  patch   |      Status:  pending
Milestone:          |   Component:  unclassified
  Version:  2.10.9  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:          |
Changes (by QuLogic):

 * keywords:
     #14931 , #14852, #3459, #5637, #3757 , #9960 , #13314 , #7317 ,#7462 ,
 * status:  new => pending
 * type:  enhancement => patch
 * milestone:  Implementation In Progress =>


 I assume you are doing this for a course of some sort. But in the future,
 maybe you might want to ask on the mailing list or the development chat
 rooms for bugs or other topics that might be fixable by students or people
 who are unfamiliar with the codebase. Just jumping in to work on some
 random bug without understanding any of the context is not going to work
 for you. Also, don't post suggestions about vaguely related code; that
 does not help either of us.

 As to your actual suggestions:
  * (1) Use the same programming language as the actual project you're
 fixing. We do not use C#; we use C. I don't think this code will even
 compile as C# either.
  * What happened to points 2 & 3?
  * (4) We do not use the Windows API; we use GTK+.
  * (5) How is code for using UNIX passwords supposed to help with
 passwords on IM services?
  * (6) Not likely to make a difference.
  * (7) The browser is embedded in Pidgin. Do you actually know how much
 work it would take to replace it? Please do not make suggestions for which
 you have no idea of the consequences.
  * (8) Don't copy things off !StackOverflow. I also have no idea how this
 code is related to the issue at hand.
  * (9) Again, not likely to make a difference.
  * (10) (12) (13) (What happened to 11?) Checking if there is still memory
 before allocation '''does not fix''' memory leaks.
  * (14) Did you just copy out code from Pidgin? What is the change here?

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16083#comment:2>
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