Sametime (meanwhile) support in Pidgin on Arch Linux

We use IBM’s Lotus Sametime as our IM client at work. And i like to be signed in all the time even on my Arch machine at home. Pidgin does support sametime protocol, but through an external library called meanwhile. Although most popular distributions have meanwhile in their main repos, Arch does not. It has the meanwhile library in AUR. And due to this, the pidgin in Arch has meanwhile support disabled....

January 18, 2009 · 2 min · 330 words · Kalpik Nigam

Latest Pidgin and Firefox repositories for Ubuntu Hardy

Ubuntu Hardy ships with Pidgin v2.4.1 and Firefox 3.0 Beta5, while the latest Pidgin is v2.4.2 and the latest Firefox is 3.0 RC1. Here are two repositories that would always contain the latest versions of Pidgin and Firefox. Just type “gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list” into the terminal, and add the following to the end of the file. For Pidgin: deb hardy main For Firefox: deb hardy main After adding the lines, just type “sudo apt-get update” and then “sudo apt-get dist-upgrade” in the terminal (apt will give a warning about unauthenticated packages, but its safe to ignore the warning and type “y”)....

May 23, 2008 · 1 min · 118 words · Kalpik Nigam

Yahoo censoring status messages?

I discovered this when i tried to set my status message to “Benazir Bhutto killed..” it just didn’t reflect. Then i tried Pidgin’s default away message “I’m not here right now” didn’t work.. But surprisingly “I’m not here right away” works.. Harsh confirmed the behavior. Seems as if yahoo is blocking some words such as “now” and “Bhutto” in various combinations in a sentence (“now” and “Bhutto” do work as status messages)....

December 27, 2007 · 1 min · 114 words · Kalpik Nigam

Latest Pidgin/Rhythmbox repository for Ubuntu

Here is a repository i use on my gutsy install which always contains the latest builds of Pidgin and Rhythmbox. So no more hunting for debs or compiling sources 😀 Steps to add the repository: 1. Open Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) 2. Type “gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list” 3. Go to the end of the file and add the following onto a new line: ## Latest Pidgin/Rhythmbox deb gutsy main 4. Save the file and close Gedit....

December 18, 2007 · 1 min · 125 words · Kalpik Nigam

Pidgin v2.1.1 Released!

No changelog yet, ill update this thread as soon as i get debs. Though, since a month now, i have shifted to Ubuntu Gutsy. 🙂 Get it here.

August 21, 2007 · 1 min · 28 words · Kalpik Nigam