Pidgin mail pop-up plugin

Update: I gave up on this. I now use X-notifier on a browser and keep the browser window open.

The aim of this project was to create an email pop-up notification plugin for the instant messaging application 'Pidgin'.

After weeks of working with C, pointers, GTK, Glib and numerous segmentation faults, I came up with a plugin, that can show the mails which..err..pidgin decides to show.
Screenshot:


I wanted a way to show all the new mails recieved on the user's account. However, I guess the Pidgin API only shows some new emails (kind of randomly) and not all. So maybe this isn't possible with the current Pidgin plugin API.
I could say that this project failed. But it was an awesome failure :P.

Anyway the code and the binary for Windows is here.
To make it work, copy the DLL to C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\.purple\plugins

Written on Feb 7, 2012
blog comments powered by Disqus