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README.md

purple-matrix

This project is a plugin for libpurple which adds the ability to communicate with matrix.org homeservers to any libpurple-based clients (such as Pidgin).

Status

This project is somewhat alpha, and only basic functionality has been implemented. Sending and receiving simple text messages is supported, as is joining rooms you are invited to by other users.

The following are not yet supported:

  • Creating new rooms (and one-to-one chats)
  • Joining existing rooms by alias instead of room_id
  • Presence indication
  • Typing indication
  • Videos/rich text in messages
  • Account registration
  • Room topics
  • Voice/video calling

The plugin requires a matrix homeserver supporting client-server API r0.0.0 Synapse v0.12.0-rc1 or later is sufficient.

Installation

Currently there are no pre-built binaries, so the plugin needs to be built from source.

You will need development headers/libraries for the following:

  • libpurple 2.x [libpurple-dev]
  • libjson-glib [libjson-glib-dev]
  • libglib [libglib-dev]
  • libhttp_parser [libhttp-parser-dev].

You should then be able to:

make
sudo make install

You will then need to restart Pidgin, after which you should be able to add a 'Matrix' account.

Building on Windows

Set up a build environment using the Pidgin BuildingWinPidgin docs

You should then be able to:

make -f Makefile.mingw
make -f Makefile.mingw install

You will then need to restart Pidgin, after which you should be able to add a 'Matrix' account.

Usage

  • Open the 'Manage accounts' dialog (under the 'Accounts' menu) and click 'Add'.
  • If the plugin was loaded successfully, you will be able to select 'Matrix' from the 'Protocol' dropdown.
  • Enter your matrix ID on the homeserver (e.g. '@bob:matrix.org' or 'bob') as the 'username', and the password in the 'password' field.
  • On the 'Advanced' tab, enter the URL of your homeserver.

The Advanced account option 'On reconnect, skip messages which were received in a previous session' is disabled by default. This means that pidgin will show the last few messages for each room each time it starts. If this option is enabled, only new messages will be shown.