[Pidgin] #16459: Backport Windows FHS support from 3.x

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Fri Feb 5 21:51:27 EST 2016

#16459: Backport Windows FHS support from 3.x
 Reporter:  renatosilva  |       Owner:  datallah
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
Milestone:               |   Component:  winpidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.10.10      |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |

Comment (by EionRobb):

 Replying to [comment:8 elieux]:
 > Does it break source-level compatibility, or binary compatibility? The
 latter case wouldn't be so bad.
 Breaking any kind of compatibility is bad, but in this case it's at
 compile time - any 3rd party prpl that uses the DATADIR #define wouldn't

 > > I understand that its trying to allow Finch to be compiled for Windows
 too, but it's caused the GTK detection script to be incorrect.
 > Can you elaborate?
 The last two line changes switch loading pidgin.dll for libpurple.dll and
 then says "this probably means that GTK+ can't be found" which is
 incorrect.  libpurple.dll could load fine, but pidgin.dll won't load if
 GTK+ isn't found.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16459#comment:9>
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