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Pidgin Portable 2.1.1 Pre-Release 1

I've just posted a test release of Pidgin Portable 2.1.1. A test release because I'm hoping this will fix some of the issues for folks with misconfigured PCs that affect used of GTK within Pidgin Portable.

Download Pidgin Portable 2.1.1 Pre-Release 1
(Will take a few minutes to hit the download servers)

I'm hoping we'll be able to get this working for everyone. If not, we'll have to switch to using the 'official' setup of making it portable. This would effectively kill the ability to use a shared GTK directory and the ability to have a legacy GTK alongside your modern one for use on Windows 95/98/Me. Two things I'd rather not have to ditch, but am willing to to maintain compatibility with the occasional oddball PC that's not handling things correctly.

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Will Test.

I hope we don't have to ditch legacy or common files.
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Thanks John but

the problem reported here is still there. Is there any debug information I can provide to you ?

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Awe...

Bummer. Sad

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PC Info

Please supply the following:
1. OS Version
2. Whether Pidgin is installed locally
3. Whether GTK is installed locally (if so which version)
4. Is there anything in a C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK directory
5. Are there any GTK-related environment variables set (go to a command prompt and type SET)
6. Are there any other GTK-based apps installed locally?
7. Any other programs or configuration changes you've made to this machine?
8. Path you're running Pidgin Portable from.

Also, be sure you're testing with a base install of Pidgin Portable (default profile, no changes at all).

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Hereby the requested information...

1. OS Version

Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

2. Whether Pidgin is installed locally

No Pidgin installed locally

3. Whether GTK is installed locally (if so which version)

No GTK installed locally

4. Is there anything in a C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK directory

No

5. Are there any GTK-related environment variables set (go to a command prompt and type SET)

No

6. Are there any other GTK-based apps installed locally?

No

7. Any other programs or configuration changes you've made to this machine?

What kind of changes are you thinking about ?

8. Path you're running Pidgin Portable from.

Pidgin Portable installed on my portable HD (Western Digital)
Launch Pidgin Portable from PortableApps Menu or from M$ Windows explorer.exe

GTK PE path: H:\Program Files\PortableApps\CommonFiles\GTK
Pidgin PE path: H:\Program Files\PortableApps\PidginPortable

I've tested the beta version of Pidgin PE with the defaut profile provided (no plugins added, no specific profile changes).

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Try PortableApps

Try it with a PortableApps directory in your root. And, remember, NO CHANGES! So don't use common GTK.

Install a fresh copy of Pidgin Portable to your H:\PortableApps directory and make no changes AT ALL. None, zip, zero, zilch. Just ensure a virgin copy runs properly.

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Fresh copy installed

without changes but the issue is still there Sad

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In PortableApps?

Did you do it in the PortableApps directory in the root (not "Program Files"). I'm trying to eliminate spaces as a possible part of the issue.

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Yep

I installed Pidgin PE in H:\PortableApps\PidginPortable (as it is).

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Hmmm

Ok, well I'm at a loss about what's different on your PC compared to any others.

Could you please try the 'official' method of running it:
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Pidgin#RunningWindowsPidginFroma...

The server is down at the moment, though. developer.pidgin.im goes down a lot.

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I tried the 'official' method

with success ! No error occurs at Pidgin startup.

Then I tried the new release 2.1.1 of Pidgin PE (fresh installed on root folder, no changes) but without any success Sad

I always got the same error :

Error loading pidgin.dll.
Error: (1114) A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed.

If I use a common GTK folder instead I got another error:

Error loading pidgin.dll.
Error: (127) The specified procedure could not be found.
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Think I got it

Ok, I think I have a solution that works now and doesn't lose all our fun extra stuff (shared GTK, legacy GTK, data in proper place for PAF, etc). Head over to this topic:
https://portableapps.com/node/8808

Post any followups within there.

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Works fine

I think they changed some icons'n'stuff. I like the new look.
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Working now on this release

I had the same problem but with this release it is working now.

I use it on my usb stick on drive E:

Please supply the following:
1. OS Version - Win xp sp2 up to date
2. Whether Pidgin is installed locally - No
3. Whether GTK is installed locally (if so which version) - NO
4. Is there anything in a C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK directory -No
5. Are there any GTK-related environment variables set (go to a command prompt and type SET) - No
6. Are there any other GTK-based apps installed locally? - No
7. Any other programs or configuration changes you've made to this machine? - Dunno what you mean
8. Path you're running Pidgin Portable from. E:\PidginPortable

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