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Good news for the people fortunate to still have an N900 but unfortunate to have a dependency on Facebook. I have adapted purple-facebook to work with the ancient library versions we have on Fremantle. The package is currently in extras-devel. Obviously you also need Pidgin.

This is just a port, so before reporting any bugs here, try to make sure that it is not an upstream problem. Currently I am aware of one Maemo-specific bug/inconvenience, which is the limited support for displaying emoji due to them being some exotic UTF glyphs not present in the default Maemo font.
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Wow!
Thanks, even I will not make use of it (and yes, it is fortunate ).
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just tested. it works perfectly!
thanks
 
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Well, facebook disallowing messenger-in-a-browser is a really good argument to convince other people to reach me via other means
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Great work!
Is there a way that you can include image sharing?
 
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Very good work!
thank you
 
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Originally Posted by branja View Post
Is there a way that you can include image sharing?
So far it is only possible to receive images. I wasn't planning to implement any additional features myself, but you can follow the upstream issue at https://github.com/dequis/purple-facebook/issues/133 in hopes that someone will step up.
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Thanks gidzzz! This will be a huge improvement over using the mobile web interface in MicroB. Funnily enough, I was thinking of having a go at building this for the N900 the other day after I found it works well on desktop. Has anyone tried using this together with telepathy-haze? This would eliminate the requirement for Pidgin.

Yes, I shamefully admit that I use Facebook Chat/Messenger. It seems to be the second most used IM tool by the outside world (after WhatsApp which we don't have for the N900). I might have a look at building the Hangouts plugin or Slack plugin which I also hate but which I'm forced to use for work.
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Originally Posted by wicket View Post
Has anyone tried using this together with telepathy-haze? This would eliminate the requirement for Pidgin.
I have not tried it, because I specifically wanted to keep anything Facebook as separately contained as possible. But I'd be interested to hear if it works.

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I might have a look at building the Hangouts plugin or Slack plugin which I also hate but which I'm forced to use for work.
I did not bother looking for a dedicated Slack plugin, because their XMPP gateway does the job for me. Although I still have to try to configure Pidgin to reliably show notifications for group chats or check if it behaves any better with IRC.
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Works greatly! Just one question: looks like it is not possible to open received pictures to full screen directly from Pidgin. Do the pictures get saved to some location? So is it possible to see them in full size using file manager or gallery app?
 

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