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#54 Add group chat function

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Pidgin UI (15)
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2014-07-30
2012-11-23
Anonymous
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Hello,

One feature I liked on Microsoft communicator is the ability to right clic one a group name and initiate a chat with all online buddies of this group.
I saw that pidgin is quite reluctant to allow protocol to modify the group menu.
But, looking at the purple-plugin-pack-2.7.0 (groupmsg one), I figured out how we can be able to do so.

I made a patch and it's working. With it, when user right clic a gourp, ther eis a new menu entry 'New group chat'.
I think memory management should be reviewed (I'm not sure every thing allocated are well freed).
When I close the group chat, another empty chat window is opened (I don't know why).
Except these 2 things it seems working.

I atached this patch, hoping you'll consider integrating this kind of feature.

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Feature Requests: #74

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  • Anonymous
    2012-11-23

    Group chat menu patch

     
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  • Anonymous
    2012-11-23

    Sorry, I forgot: the patch is based on pidgin-sipe-1.13.3

     
  • Stefan Becker
    Stefan Becker
    2012-11-23

    • priority: 5 --> 1
     
  • Stefan Becker
    Stefan Becker
    2012-11-23

    IMHO the purple bits are a NO-NO internal hack. I would suggest to submit a real solution to Pidgin project, i.e. an API to extend the group menu.

     
  • Joseph Spencer
    Joseph Spencer
    2014-07-30

    I wish this was higher in priority. Group chat functionality is something I desperately miss.