The previous rc introduced a number of regressions, so I started running different tests with valgrind and found multiple problems. This release should fix all of those, plus a few other goodies.
Only one bug is pending, and most probably it’s already fixed. It certainly looks like 0.1 is imminent :)
John Bailey from the Pidgin team decided to post some raw numbers of their bug tracker in which is clear their MSN component is lacking some love. He even goes further into excusing their neglect: “Our time is a precious resource, and in many cases we simply have better things to do”. His post ends up accepting that they need help; IOW MSN is currently under-maintained.
However I think the situation is even worst than that; not only MSN has more bugs open than other protocols; the ones that have been closed haven’t actually been fixed. I took some time to generate some hard numbers and the results are undeniable.
Finally I managed to workaround a bug in Maemo’s 1.1 SDK. So now msn-pecan has been promoted to extras-testing.
Please vote up so it can go into extras.
This release is almost completely concentrated on getting direct file transfers to work, and they do, pretty nicely. Not all the types of transfers are supported, but the important ones are, so most probably you wouldn’t have any problems.
Also featuring is a revamped Windows installer that looks much nicer, has uninstall option, and supports portable apps.
Other than that it’s mostly bugfixes.
It took me some time but I’ve finally managed to integrate msn-pecan to my N900 thanks to telepathy-haze and telepathy-extras. I haven’t really been using WLM for a while but I think that’s about to change :D
It took longer than expected, but msn-pecan 0.1.0-rc2 is ready :) There are
bugfixes all over the place, so everybody should upgrade as soon as possible.
The important ones are: chats work again, several oim improvements, and
directconn now truly enabled.
So, it looks like Pidgin developers have a little trouble believing that I’ve
contributed substantially to the msn prpl, so I decided to prove it once and