Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pidgin and GNOME3

GNOME3 comes with Telepathy/Empathy integration. However, I'm mainly a Pidgin user because Telepathy/Empathy lacks of per-account proxy settings. I always force my IMs to go through a proxy in VPN regardless where I am, but not for other apps, so telepathy/empathy is out of the equation.

Anyway , pidgin users who are like me, here is a little present for y'all.

Pidgin GNOME3 Integration Extension

Just copy the gnomeshell@pidgin.im folder into your ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ and restart your gnome-shell.

The extension utilize pidgin's dbus API, so it'll need pidgin to be running. I only did some rough test with it only on my Fedora 15 machine, but I believe it should work ok everywhere else.

Now for me to get some sleep XD.

Update: For some reason unknown to me, my git repos dissappeared from fedorapeople.org/git. The code is now hosted here: https://github.com/kagesenshi/gnome-shell-extensions-pidgin. To install, create a pidgin@gnome-shell-extensions.gnome.org directory in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions, copy the 2 files into it and restart gnome-shell. Sorry for the broken link.
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