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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!
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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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