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Pidgin: Purple-Facebook plugin not loading

Now that Facebook no longer supports XMPP, I was trying to see if I could get Pidgin to work with the new protocol.

There is a plugin that I found that seems promising: https://github.com/jgeboski/purple-facebook/wiki#basic-usage

I dropped libjson-glib-1.0.dll in PidginPortable\App\Pidgin and libfacebook.dll to PidginPortable\App\Pidgin\plugins.

But Pidgin Portable does not load the plugin. I wonder if anyone has had success with this plugin and the portable edition.

Any thoughts?

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Alpha

It's alpha quality. It sometimes works and sometimes doesn't for me on the local install. I've had to remove the plugin and wipe that account a couple times as it was crashing Pidgin on startup.

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Have you found anything

Have you found anything better to avoid being logged into FB to chat?

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Nope

I'm using messenger.com as a pinned tab in Firefox again.

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I didn't know about messenger

I didn't know about messenger.com. It's better than having FB loaded just to chat. I guess that's the solution for now.

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