#731 closed enhancement (fixed)

Allow implementation to be chosen per protocol or per account

Reported by: jbarbero@… Owned by:
Priority: pony Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 3.0.1
Keywords: libgaim libpurple patch Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
OS version/distro:


Moving from #272 on Wilmer's suggestion.

I'd love to be able to select between the built-in (libgaim?) and the libpurple implementations per protocol or even per account.

Basically, I use Bitlbee for all IM needs, but recently at work more and more people have started using office communicator system instead of AIM. I don't much like it, and wouldn't use it, but we've been required to use it for some things. I use the third-party sipe libpurple module for pidgin, but I'd love it if I could use bitlbee for this. I could just run bitlbee with --purple enabled, but I trust bitlbee's implementations more, plus it's far better tested. So this is just a really wishlist-kind of request, and I imagine it can't be very easy. I gather from Wilmer's comment that it's tricky to do, so I'm just noting this as something that would be nice.

Thanks again for Bitlbee! It's the best thing since sliced bread...

Also, if you think I could help with this, let me know. I've done a lot of C in the past, but I have no idea how approachable the task would be for an outside, or what design considerations impede it.

Attachments (2)

bitlbee-configure-allow-native-with-purple.diff (673 bytes) - added by vmiklos@… at 2010-12-23T10:47:56Z.
purple-configure-patch.diff (1.2 KB) - added by dx at 2014-02-04T06:26:37Z.
Just adding here my version of the patch (which i wrote a few months ago)

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed at 2010-12-16T22:13:31Z by Wilmer van der Gaast <wilmer@…>

BTW, with some changes to the configure script (ust remove the jabber=0 msn=0 etc lines) you can already get this. vmiklos was looking at a full fix for this last night.

comment:2 Changed at 2010-12-16T22:35:59Z by anonymous

Ah, a fellow Hungarian! :)

Thanks, I'll play around with the config script.

comment:3 Changed at 2014-02-04T06:24:32Z by dx

Keywords: patch added

Changed at 2014-02-04T06:26:37Z by dx

Attachment: purple-configure-patch.diff added

Just adding here my version of the patch (which i wrote a few months ago)

comment:4 Changed at 2014-07-07T14:23:43Z by dx

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This got merged in 3.2.2

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