Don't use GConf, be more cross-DE

Bug #507971 reported by coldReactive on 2010-01-15
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pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

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We don't need gconf in windows, so why do we need it for linux pidgin?

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Pidgin doesn't directly link against libgconf, but it needs gconftool on GNOME to get things such as proxy settings. Without this integration, pidgin would need it's own proxy settings separate from the rest of the desktop. Pidgin also registers some URI handlers in GNOME too, which needs gconf.

It doesn't need gconf windows because it uses the Windows registry, which is not cross-DE either.

I'm closing this as invalid, as it's not really a bug. If you can think of ways of obtaining the GNOME proxy settings (which are stored in gconf) without using gconf, then please suggest them here.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Invalid → Won't Fix
coldReactive (coldreactive) wrote :

Then why not take proxy information out of gconf?

coldReactive (coldreactive) wrote :

For example, if I install xfce4, I want most settings in xfconf, not gconf.

coldReactive (coldreactive) wrote :

You might want to try dlopen as said in this post:

Though, I'm not a programmer or builder or compiler.

Serious (cs071007) wrote :

way back in my time, there was a global variable called $HTTP_PROXY -.-

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