Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Ticket #15348


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10/07/12 21:42:26 (5 years ago)
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renatosilva
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  • Ticket #15348 – Description

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    1 This simple patch allows one to share their account picture between operating systems with different path rules, such as Windows and Unixes. This is because when you save your account picture, Pidgin stores its full absolute path, so for example Windows does not recognize ''/home/user/me.png'' and Linux does not recognize ''C:/Users/User/Pictures/Me.png''. Also, {{{g_file_get_contents}}} [http://www.gtk.org/api/2.6/glib/glib-File-Utilities.html#g-file-get-contents|seems to only deal with absolute paths].
     1This simple patch allows one to share their account picture between operating systems with different path rules, such as Windows and Unixes. This is because when you save your account picture, Pidgin stores its full absolute path, so for example Windows does not recognize ''/home/user/me.png'' and Linux does not recognize ''C:/Users/User/Pictures/Me.png''. Also, {{{g_file_get_contents}}} [http://www.gtk.org/api/2.6/glib/glib-File-Utilities.html#g-file-get-contents seems to only deal with absolute paths].
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    33After patching, Pidgin will search for the path indicated by ''buddyicon'' configuration also within purple profile, in case loading as is fails, allowing users to set this option with paths relative to purple profile. Even if the operating system does not support forward slashes, users can still store picture in profile's root. It is needed to edit ''prefs.xml'' manually to remove absolute part from path, but I think it is reasonable already.
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