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Sagari
11th March 2008, 07:40 AM
Greetings,

Questions to Pidgin users:

- does anyone know the schedule for porting the last version (2.4.0) to Fedora 7? Nothing's in standard repositories

- if the above is unknown or not too soon, what whould you suggest to use instead? The dev versions are OK, if there's a working way to install them.

Thank you.

Demz
11th March 2008, 07:51 AM
have you tried doing a


yum clean dbcache
yum clean metadata
yum clean all

an then a
yum update pidgin

over at koji has a fc7 version of pidgin 2.4.0

http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=40483

linuxpcmancn
11th March 2008, 08:15 AM
Greetings,

Questions to Pidgin users:

- does anyone know the schedule for porting the last version (2.4.0) to Fedora 7? Nothing's in standard repositories

- if the above is unknown or not too soon, what whould you suggest to use instead? The dev versions are OK, if there's a working way to install them.

Thank you.
yeah,it's true that nothing's in standard repositories for the latest Pidgin.To gain the latest one,I suggest to compile it from source package.But it will spend a long time for the compiling process.I did quick search and find a link http://pidgin.im/download/fedora_core/,but with no luck,they do not provide packages for Fedora 7 or later. What a shame!

As a alternative choice, Galaxium may fit your taste.Currently,it support MSN,Jabber,GTalk and IRC and in recently future Yahoo!,AIM ,ICQ will also be supported.

go to :http://code.google.com/p/galaxium/wiki/Instructions for more info.

Sagari
11th March 2008, 08:56 AM
Thanks for the responses. The first advice brought nothing but



Could not find update match for pidgin


response. Trying the rest. I will also check what Galaxium is.

Demz
11th March 2008, 09:03 AM
download it from Koji the url i gave you

Sagari
11th March 2008, 09:07 AM
over at koji has a fc7 version of pidgin 2.4.0

http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=40483

is it possible to add the Koji to the repositories list?

Thanks.

Demz
11th March 2008, 09:11 AM
no its not,,

Sagari
11th March 2008, 09:52 AM
Thanks, I'll update it manually.

Demz
11th March 2008, 09:56 AM
dunno why it aint or didnt go to the Fedora 7 Updates,

wierd that its not in updates, seems like your mirror maybe slow at pushing the updates through,,

what you could done is go into Yumex an enable the updates-testing repo an see if its there or you can do it via command line


yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update pidgin

forkbomb
11th March 2008, 12:49 PM
Is there some special functionality in 2.4.0 that you absolutely Must Have (tm)? Seems like an unnecessary trouble to go through in order to upgrade by a few tiny numbers.

I've used 2.4 on Windows... nothing seems to have changed from a previous version, but I may have missed something.

I'd just wait it out, or temporarily enable updates-testing to upgrade pidgin (see Demz' last post).

EDIT: I will note that they changed it so that the "friend is typing" alert now appears in the conversation box under the last-sent message, which is much better than the old keyboard icon that appeared in the upper right corner. Not really a big upgrade, though.

Changelog (http://www.pidgin.im/ChangeLog) doesn't seem too impressive, at least for me. Lots of functionality was added that 99% of pidgin users won't use.

grassmonk
11th March 2008, 07:00 PM
I've used 2.4 on Windows... nothing seems to have changed from a previous version, but I may have missed something.

EDIT: I will note that they changed it so that the "friend is typing" alert now appears in the conversation box under the last-sent message, which is much better than the old keyboard icon that appeared in the upper right corner. Not really a big upgrade, though.

Actually, I prefer the old behavior. :)


Changelog (http://www.pidgin.im/ChangeLog) doesn't seem too impressive, at least for me. Lots of functionality was added that 99% of pidgin users won't use.

There is one change that is causing quite a lot of fuss: the input area is no longer resizeable by the user; it defaults to 2 lines and auto-resizes up to 4 lines. There is a ticket open on the Pidgin bug tracker. If this new "feature" bothers anyone, I encourage you to voice your opinion on the matter at http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4986

Demz
12th March 2008, 01:08 AM
i gathered the 2.4.0 series was the one to have for the MSNpv14 when its activated though i dont know for sure