pidgin-wechat is a protocol plugins for
pidgin/libpurple, It's based on Web Wechat and support basic message receive and picture receive.
You can using
cargo to build it.
cargo build --release
- libpurple (develop package)
build depends maybe not fully listed, I have just test on Archlinux with nightly rust complier.
You can download the complied binary file in Releases page.
If you build using
cargo, the binary file is placed at
To install this plugin, just need to copy to your plugins direcotry and restart
mkdir -p ~/.purple/plugins cp -f libwechat.so ~/.purple/plugins/
Now this project is still in technical validation, I need to test some wechat feature and thinking about how to implement it in pidgin.
- send/receive text message
- send/receive text message in group chat
- receive image message
- receive custom sticker
- upload file & image
- buddy icon
- wechat official accounts
- rich text message
- voice message
- built in sticker
- system message notify
Most common problems:
- login failed, you can see 1101 error code at your terminal, need to relogin.
the log of
pidgin-wechat is print into standard output, need to start pidgin in your terminal, and then you can see it.
if it's crashed, you can use
coredumpctl -1 info pidgin to check core dump info, it's very useful to find out problem.(ensure you are installed coredump package)
. ├── Cargo.lock ├── Cargo.toml ├── README.md ├── screenshot │ ├── 2017-04-13-211208_887x708_scrot.png │ └── 2017-04-13-211409_302x579_scrot.png └── src ├── chatroom.rs struct of chatroom infomation ├── message.rs struct of message ├── pointer.rs a wrapper of raw C pointer ├── server.rs core protocol file ├── user.rs struct of user infomation └── wechat.rs core pidgin interface file
Why using pidgin/libpurple?
The version of desktop wechat implementation has already exists and maybe has modern UI, but I want to login all my IMs in same tool(like IRC, MSN, etc). so I choose pidgin because it's support a lot of chat protocol.
Is red packet/custom sticker supported?
Not supported. because this program is base on web wechat protocol, so these feature if web wechat is not support, we can't either.
This project is licensed under WTFPL.