From: Luke Schierer <lschiere@us...> - 2003-04-05 22:32:20
Update of /cvsroot/gaim/web/htdocs
In directory sc8-pr-cvs1:/tmp/cvs-serv13839
0.60 faq updates
RCS file: /cvsroot/gaim/web/htdocs/faq.txt,v
retrieving revision 1.35
retrieving revision 1.36
diff -u -d -r1.35 -r1.36
--- faq.txt 3 Apr 2003 06:54:26 -0000 1.35
+++ faq.txt 5 Apr 2003 22:32:17 -0000 1.36
@@ -65,11 +65,11 @@
*BSD users may also have problems with libtool and will also have to remove the --no-verify from the configure script.
-Q: I have a question about GTK2.
+Q: I have a question about GTK1.2.
-A: All versions of Gaim 0.60 and higher are built for GTK2, while all earlier releases
-are built for GTK1.2. The 0.59.x release series contains bug fixes only, and will be entirely
-devoid of new features.
+A: Our GTK2 port is now complete, the 0.59.x release series was be entirely Gtk1.2 and entirely devoid of new features.
+0.60 is the first release with Gtk2 supported, and no longer has support for Gtk1.2. With its release, the gtk1-stable tree that
+the 0.59.x releases were from has been discontinued.
Q: I'd like to use Gaim on IRIX.
@@ -143,8 +143,8 @@
The solution is to upgrade to the latest version, where both exploits are
-If you use Yahoo with Gaim 0.59.7 or lower, you need to upgrade. Yahoo changed their protocol in a way that broke Gaim, Trillian, Everybuddy, and
-their own Linux client.
+If you use Yahoo with Gaim 0.59.8 or lower, you need to upgrade. Yahoo changed the protocol in a way that broke Gaim, Trillian, Everybuddy, and
+their own linux client.
If you use Gaim 0.59.5 and Gaim segfaults as soon as it signs on, you do not have a valid ~/.gtkrc file. This is fixed in debian's 0.59.5-2 package,
@@ -155,13 +155,18 @@
let us know.
+Q: Why is gaim crashing when I start it?
+A: With 0.60 and higher, try running gaim with GDK_USE_XFT=0 set. If this does not fix the problem, please submit a bug report.
Q: Can Gaim send files?
-A: TOC can, in a limited way, and OSCAR can send files over AIM in CVS. Most
-protocols are capable of it, but Gaim hasn't implemented anything yet.
+A: TOC can, in a limited way, and OSCAR can send files over AIM in 0.60 and higher. Most
+protocols are capable of it, but Gaim hasn't implemented anything yet. Support is being worked on
+and may partially work for MSN and Jabber.
Q: When will file transfer be supported? Is it being worked on?
@@ -203,6 +208,10 @@
It is stored in the <code>$HOME/.gaim</code> directory. The file name is your
screen name, in all capital letters. Gaim 0.60 does not support exporting your
+Import and export code will be introduced for one of the 0.6x releases, due to the introduction
+of the unified xml buddy list in 0.60.
Q: Can Gaim import my buddy list?
@@ -269,6 +278,8 @@
sign on again. This should not be necessary in Gaim 0.60 and higher.
+If you have 0.60 or higher, move ~/.gaim/blist.xml instead.
Q: IM Image doesn't work, why?
A: IM Image is very sensitive, even from windows. Gaim currently only
@@ -413,6 +424,8 @@
The buddy will disappear from your buddy list and also will no longer
receive presence notifications from you.
+In 0.60, the deletion code will do this.
Q: What does "Cancel Presence Notification" do?