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Gnemesis
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Problem with guifications and Pidgin Portable

Just installed Pidgin Portable in place of the old gaim package. When I downloaded and tried to install guifications 2.14 it errors during setup with the following dialog:

Unable to determine installed Pidgin version.

Anyone else seeing this? Any known workarounds?

TIA...

=jeff

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Bad Plugin

Most likely, the plugin is trying to determine something about Pidgin from the registry. I only know of one other user who uses guifications, so you could hope he responds. I don't use it.

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That would be me

What you have to do, is use the .zip file. You need to extract that to the plugins folder in your app directory. Once you have done that, just enable the plugin and it will work. It may or may not cause a crash on exit, I'm still working on identifying that, but the .zip extraction will get it installed for you.

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Thanks

Thanks for chiming in and helping him out at least with the install.

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I do what I can

I help where I can. This I know as it was the one feature I missed about crappy commercial 3rd party IM clients. Hopefully it works for him. If he has any issues with it, just hop back in here and I'll see what I can do.

Besides, it was originally you that told me to try that.

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Many thanks!!!

That worked like a charm. I very much appreciate the help, Gizmokid.

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No problem. Glad that I

No problem. Glad that I could help.

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Anybody find a fix?

Has anyone determined a fix for the inevitable crash that guifications inevitably causes when you shut down PP? Installation from the zip package as described here works beautifully, and also as described here, causes a crash when you exit. Just wanting to follow up -- has anyone figured out how to fix this?

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It crashes on me however it

It crashes on me however it only crashes if you are still logged into an account. If you disable all accounts before exiting NO error occurs.
Hope this helps.

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No, I haven't found a fix

No, I haven't found a fix yet. It only crashes on me occasionally. But it did it to me on the local install on one of my PCs too, so it leads me to believe that it's not just portable related.

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No, I haven't found a fix (workaround)

I have the problem too and it is reproducible. Every time I shutdown the application the application crash. I use Windows XP. Perhaps it is interesting to know that it still crash even if the plugin is disabled.

One workaround which works at my computer is to shutdown the following way:
1. Make sure that the buddylist is showing for example with a doubleklick.
2. Stop pidgin.

Hope that there will be a fix soon.

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Fixed in v2.2.2???

Is it just me, or has this issue been fixed in Pidgin 2.2.2? I just manually updated to the new Pidgin 2.2.2 (inc. GTK), and this isn't isn't crashing on me anymore.

Note: I uninstalled any local copies, so it doesn't appear to have anything to do with a locally installed copy fixing the issue.

Can anyone confirm this?

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Unfortunately, No I can't.

Unfortunately, No I can't. I was going to recreate a portable version from the local install, but never did. I've been way too busy with work and school to do it. I'm still waiting for the PA version to come out.

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I changed the

I changed the PidginPortable.ini settings and it doesn't seem to crash anymore... I set "WaitForPidgin" to true... don't know if this actually had anything to do with it, but it hasn't crashed since. The crash I had occured whenever I would exit by right clicking on the tray icon, but closing from the buddy menu didn't cause it to crash. Again, I don't know if this particular crash was due to guifications, but changing that setting DID fix the crash, for me at least... anybody care to verify?

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The most recent update of

The most recent update of pidgin has fixed the issue. I am no able to close via right-click from the taskbar icon. You may have something there, but it could be that it was fixed in the PA release also.

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guifications not working at all now..

well in the latest pidgin portable (2.4.0) I had trouble for a long time when it used to work before.. but it turned out upgrading just turned off all guification themes which does the same as not having it enabled.. thought I would post that in case anyone else had this trouble... It works for me now..

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Yes. Any upgrades, for

Yes. Any upgrades, for whatever reason, would reset the guifications plugin.

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