Pidgin is string and API frozen!

Paul Aurich paul at
Thu May 5 00:08:50 EDT 2011

(bjoern, sorry for the duplicate -- the translators@ list bounces unless I
send from the right address)

And Bjoern Voigt spoke on 05/04/2011 01:38 AM, saying:
> Hi all!
> I have a question regarding the new microphone test dialog. A screenshot in
> English is attached.
> What does the word "DROP" mean here? Why is it uppercase?

I believe this means that at the current volume levels (it's a live input),
the audio would not be transmitted (i.e. the "silence" is being
suppressed).  A brief skim of the code supports this interpretation (the
output is either "DROP" or " " based on whether a threshold is met)

I don't know why it's capitalized.

> I am also not sure with the option "Use silence suppression" (for instance
> in the Facebook XMPP account options). Probably "silence suppression"
> means, that no sound is transfered over the network, if the noise intensity
> is under a given threshold. The silence threshold can be configured in the
> microphone test dialog. I am right here?

Yes, that's my understanding of the term and its interaction with the
dialog.  See  If you can
think of a clearer English description, we could certainly change it for
the next release (although perhaps this list might take that as a bad thing
;) ).

> Greetings,
> Björn


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