Purple History Since
Some servers, mainly on the XMPP protocol, send a fixed part of the chat
history to each client, regardless of whether or not the client has already
received those messages. This plugin for libpurple clients, such as Pidgin or
finch, sets the
history_since property of a chat when a message is received.
When connecting to the server the next time, the XMPP protocol plugin uses this
property to tell the server to exclude messages before that timestamp from the
Purple History Since is not limited to XMPP, but it is the only libpurple
protocol plugin known to use the
Installation on Windows
For the binary version, extract all the contents of
the ZIP file either to the installation directory of Pidgin (typically
C:\Program Files\Pidgin) or to your .purple user directory (typically
See below for how to compile the source code version into a binary ZIP file.
Installation on Linux
To install the plugin on Linux you need to extract a release tarball and compile it from source:
sudo apt install pidgin-dev ./configure make sudo make install
Note: By default the plugin will be installed to
/usr/local. If you
installed Pidgin through your package manager, it is most likely installed into
which pidgin returns
./configure --prefix=/usr in this case.
Note: When you use the repository directly or one of those auto-generated
"Source code" archives, you need to run
./autogen.sh before running
Building on Windows
In order to build the plugin for Windows an already-compiled source tree of Pidgin is required. Please see the Pidgin for Windows Build Instructions for details.
After that you need to create a file named
local.mak that points to the
Pidgin source tree, e.g.:
Now you can build the plugin:
make -f Makefile.mingw
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