Buddy List Backup on System Crash
|Reported by:||prozach||Owned by:||nwalp|
My computer has crashed twice, just a quick/cold/hard blue screen of death then reboot. The problem is when the computer comes back up Pidgin has problems reading my buddy list, as if it was in the middle of a write or some such when it happened. I'm able to get my buddy list back from the various servers I connect to but it's a pain as I have to then re-order the groups as well as re-combine the buddies.
It appears that Pidgin opens the buddy list when it launches then saves it back to disk whenever it closes, would it be possible to have a buddylist.bkp file (or some such) that stores a backup copy of the buddy list and is updated and saved whenever the buddy list is changed in the application. This way, if pidgin has an issue reading the buddy list at start up it can revert to the backup copy rather than re-pulling from the servers and loosing all the ordering/combining of contacts and groups.
Change History (12)
comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by lschiere
- Component changed from unclassified to libpurple
- Owner changed from lschiere to nwalp
Changed 8 years ago by charding
comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by prozach
- Resolution set to out of date
- Status changed from pending to closed