msn-pecan 0.0.19 released, more stability and “now playing” support

This is mostly a bugfix release that should make msn-pecan much more stable. Bug also brings some nice features such as “now playing” support.

Everyone is encouraged to update.

I’ve been busy with other projects so I have not been able to work as
much as I would have wanted, but all in all, this is a good release.

The features (thanks to Devid) include support for “now
playing” (ported from libpurple), and a new way to be notified when a
contact has deleted you (you’ll see on the conversation window). Also,
some issues in Adium were fixed, so we will probably roll an Adium
build with msn-pecan enabled.

I’ve updated my system so it might take a while before the win32
binaries are uploaded, anyone willing to take this one?

Download from the usual place at googe code.

Bugs fixed

  • 99 Unable to retrieve display pictures when invisible or logged as invisible
  • 109 Protocol priority
  • 120 Aliases not cleared properly
  • 133 pidgin crashed with SIGSEGV in msn_message_destroy()
  • 154 Pidgin Randomly Crashes
  • 135 russian translation doesn’t work


  • 140 Support for “Now Playing” status field
  • 129 Can’t verify installation, or uninstall
  • 124 Notify when deleted by a contact


  • 121 Make dbg package for the launchpad repo


105 files changed, 1295 insertions(+), 749 deletions(-)

Contributors to this release

Albert Cervin (1):
     po: update Swedish translation

Devid Antonio Filoni (14):
     Fix use_userdisplay option using Adium.
     Translate msn-pecan also using Adium.
     Fix use server alias option
     Move utils/msgplustags.{c,h} to pecan_util.{c,h}.
     Update COPYRIGHT.
     Add PURPLE_STATUS_TUNE support and parse contacts's CurrentMedia.
     Update MsnClientCaps in msn.h.
     Add "Has Space" to get_info.
     Show "You are not in A's contact list" message opening a conv
window if needed.
     Set the passport also to session->user.
     ab/pecan_contact.c: cleanup.
     slp: destroy object at the right time
     po: update Italian translation

Elias Julkunen (1):
     po: update Finnish translation

Felipe Contreras (44):
     Cleanup login steps.
     Show up 'connecting' state.
     session: Cleanups.
     Trivial cleanups.
     Cleanup configuration stuff.
     session: Random cleanups.
     Remove bad Russian translation.
     cmdproc: trivial cleanup
     slpcall: avoid extra error cb call
     status: trivial cleanups
     status: improve "available" state mapping
     Trivial cleanups
     userdisplay: report failure
     Log general server notifications
     Makefile: add debugging symbols by default
     session: destroy ud manager after freeing slplinks
     contact: store pecan status instead of pidgin one
     Reorganize how bad statuses are handled
     notification: store user state
     contaclist: add function foreach_contact
     Get user displays when returning from 'hidden' state
     status: trivial cleanup
     contact: use "invisible" for the HIDDEN status
     Use pidgin mobile status only when offline
     Update copyright notices
     command: trivial cleanups
     command: remove unused refcount
     command: general cleanups
     contact: enable workaround for server aliases
     fix_purple: trivial cleanups
     fix_purple: rename purple_buddy_set functions
     Reorganize switchboard handling.
     Close the http node when not needed.
     Make sure the switchboard is not freed when it's still used by slplink.
     transaction: trivial cleanup
     transaction: add ref/unref
     Properly ref/unref transactions
     transaction: fix initial ref_count
     sb: set error properly
     Fix wrong memory access
     Optimize GType retrieval
     Fix SLP DATA message creation
     po: general translation updates
     Bump version to 0.0.19

Geoffrey Antos (1):
     slplink: fix buffer overflow vulnerability

Luís Neto (1):
     po: update Portuguese translation

Wei Hsiang Hung (1):
     po: update Traditional Chinese translation

6 thoughts on “msn-pecan 0.0.19 released, more stability and “now playing” support

  1. @Wetterhornli yeap, there’s a windows version for the previous release, but I haven’t managed to do that for this release… I’ll add a comment here when it’s ready

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