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#1
this thread is about getting pidgin to work and be usable on the n950 and especially on the n9. {it is not about getting libpurple0 to work, or about getting jabber to work; jabber/xmpp work in the default IM client already}

any usable, fairly stable solution will go on this post.

SO FAR:
-pidgin works fine, no vkb
-you need martinks gtk repo
-finch works perfectly in the terminal {this is what i use}

here are my debs:
https://github.com/downloads/telesho...-hack-debs.tar

instructions for the BRAVE AND FOOLISH:
1) in a root terminal, run this command:
Code:
echo 'deb http://repo.pub.meego.com//home:/MartinK:/gtk/MeeGo_1.2_Harmattan_Maemo.org_MeeGo_1.2_Harmattan_standard ./' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gtk.list
2) in a root terminal, run this command:
Code:
apt-get update
3) copy pidgin-n9-hack-debs.tar to MyDocs {however you like}
4) in a root terminal run these commands
Code:
cd /home/user/MyDocs
mkdir pidgin
mv pidgin-n9-hack-debs.tar pidgin
cd pidgin
tar -xf pidgin-n9-hack-debs.tar
dpkg -i *.deb
apt-get -f install

Last edited by wolke; 2012-10-06 at 00:35.
 

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#2
martink got gtk on the n9, but it doesnt show the virtual keyboard in textboxen yet. this makes it useless without a BTKB, n950, or sshing in. this thread talks about the progress on that front:
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=79229
 
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#3
i murdered some ubuntu 10.04 armel debs and got it running on an n9 with a btkb.

extremely hacky, and probably requires an open kernel. here is a link to the debs in my github. this is not a how-to for beginners, just links to broken debs.

i used rzr's temp community repo, harmattan-dev, and martink's gtk repo for resolving dependencies:
Code:
deb http://repo.pub.meego.com//home:/MartinK:/gtk/MeeGo_1.2_Harmattan_Maemo.org_MeeGo_1.2_Harmattan_standard ./
deb http://harmattan-dev.nokia.com/ harmattan/sdk free non-free
deb-src http://harmattan-dev.nokia.com/ harmattan/sdk free
deb http://harmattan-dev.nokia.com/ harmattan/41667a5bd857be02f487c2ce806fbf85 nokia-binaries
deb http://repo.pub.meego.com/home:/rzr:/harmattan/MeeGo_1.2_Harmattan_Maemo.org_MeeGo_1.2_Harmattan_standard/ ./
add these repos, and then install these debs and fix dependencies.
{i.e.: dpkg -i *.deb || apt-get -f install}

pidgin_2.6.6-1ubuntu4.4_armel.deb {hacked up}
https://github.com/teleshoes/n9-conf...l.deb?raw=true

libgtkspell0_2.0.16-1_armel.deb {hacked up}
https://github.com/teleshoes/n9-conf...l.deb?raw=true

liblaunchpad-integration1_0.1.35_armel.deb
https://github.com/teleshoes/n9-conf...l.deb?raw=true

libstartup-notification0_0.10-1build1_armel.deb
https://github.com/teleshoes/n9-conf...l.deb?raw=true



modified: pidgin_2.6.6-1ubuntu4.4_armel.deb
Code:
 pidgin-data removed
 libgtkspell0 removed
 libatk1.0-0 changed: from (>= 1.29.3) to (>= 1.24.0)
 libpurple0 changed: from (>= 1:2.6.0) to (>= 2.6.0)
 liblaunchpad-integration1 removed 
 libstartup-notification0 removed
modified: libgtkspell0_2.0.16-1_armel.deb
Code:
 libatk1.0-0 changed: from (>= 1.29.3) to (1.24.0)

original pidgin deb:
https://github.com/teleshoes/n9-conf...ginal?raw=true

original libgtkspell0 deb:
https://github.com/teleshoes/n9-conf...ginal?raw=true
 

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#4
I got pidgin running using an open kernel, and a debian squeeze chroot.
I installed the default squeeze pidgin by "apt-get install pidgin".
It's working ok.
 

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Originally Posted by rafael2k View Post
I got pidgin running using an open kernel, and a debian squeeze chroot.
I installed the default squeeze pidgin by "apt-get install pidgin".
It's working ok.
how did you get a chroot running? can you upload the image somewhere, and/or instructions? i havent had too much success in getting one to work.
 

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ok, i got it working like this:

debootstrap --arch armel squeeze /home/user/MyDocs/debian http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian #downloads entire squeeze release

chroot /home/user/MyDocs/debian
apt-get install pidgin #enormous amount of packages

to launch:
DISPLAY=:0 chroot /home/user/MyDocs/debian pidgin


no touch support, obviously; swipe from top down doesnt close, swipe from side doesnt minimize. enter key doesnt send {it apparently is injecting a newline character}.

with a chroot soln, it seems only root can run pidgin. {any way around this?}
 

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#7
for now, im sticking with my hacked debs; they work, run as user from an icon on the apps view, and have ui integration {swiping} thanks {presumably} to martink's gtk port.
 
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#8
added non-broken link in original post with all my pidgin debs. nothing new except finch. pidgin works fine {missing icons and doesnt have a vkb}. finch works perfectly, no flaws ive found.
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#9
Originally Posted by wolke View Post
added non-broken link in original post with all my pidgin debs. nothing new except finch. pidgin works fine {missing icons and doesnt have a vkb}. finch works perfectly, no flaws ive found.
Been using pidgin for a while now. I just really miss the ability to run it as a daemon like on the N900 (close app while pidgin icon is on the trayicons). Also, finger friendly ui would be great I guess
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#10
you run it on a chroot right? thats a little too thick for my tastes.

i just use finch in a terminal. its full-featured, maintained in parallel with pidgin, and has a consistent ui across all my systems.
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