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Re: [gNewSense-users] A bug in Pidgin(or SCIM) with gNewSense2.1

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] A bug in Pidgin(or SCIM) with gNewSense2.1
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 20:17:31 -0500
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J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote:
> I'd be surprised if this were a bug for gNewSense; have you checked with
> Pidgin's developers to see if they're aware of the problem?

Their bug tracker (Trac) is at .  A
quick search (
) reveals a possibility, #6108 (
 It refers to XMPP, which is the Google Talk protocol.

> I'd suspect that you could see this same behavior with another GNU/Linux
> distribution.  Have you tried doing the same thing with another
> GNU/Linux distribution?  You might try this in a distribution which
> doesn't inherit the same packages as gNewSense (so, not Ubuntu); perhaps
> Fedora (since they have a live CD)?

I would start by checking Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) to see if the bug is
present.  If so, I would file against Launchpad.  Either way, you could
contribute to the Pidgin Trac bug I mentioned before.

> It seems to me that no matter what you put in the text box, Pidgin
> should never crash.

I agree.  But that's easier said than done.

Matt Flasche

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