Package Details: pidgin-gnome-shell-extension-git 96.c10caca-1

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Package Base: pidgin-gnome-shell-extension-git
Description: A GNOME Shell extension that provides integration with Pidgin.
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Licenses: unknown
Submitter: None
Maintainer: dundee
Last Packager: dundee
Votes: 79
Popularity: 0.081247
First Submitted: 2011-05-03 23:12
Last Updated: 2015-06-09 10:14

Latest Comments

dundee commented on 2014-05-23 07:54

Psykar: Thanks, changed.

Psykar commented on 2014-05-23 00:55

I'm going to suggest this package is moved to point to

instead - xiehuc has done most of the recent maintainence instead of myself, although I may still merge in changes occasionally to my fork.

dundee commented on 2013-07-30 10:31

Updated, thanks!

olebowle commented on 2013-06-04 21:01

Hi, this addon doesn't work for Gnome 3.8 anymore, but Psykar has a working fork. Please have a look at the PKGBUILD:

blablubb1234 commented on 2012-11-14 02:07

Okay i now see it as activated in gnome Tweak Tool, but i don't see the supposed integration into gnome at all :/ Just the basic notification with a preview of the new message. Is there anything else i have to enable? F.e. in pidgin? Though i couldn't find the extension in pidgin's plugin menu....).

dundee commented on 2012-11-13 08:36

I changed to source repo (to forked one). Now it should work with Gnome 3.6.

blablubb1234 commented on 2012-11-13 02:44

Is this working under Gnome 3.6.1 for anyone? tells me the extension is outdated.

dundee commented on 2012-06-22 23:16

Updated, thanks!

necopinus commented on 2012-06-16 01:17

It appears that this extension needs to be installed into /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ (i.e., the install directory needs to match the UUID from metadata.json) in order to be picked up by recent versions of GNOME Shell.

bzt commented on 2012-01-28 09:24

Hello. I have a very tiny request about this PKGBUILD. When building this package through an AUR helper, it prepends a colon (:) to the package version, e.g.:

==> Making package: pidgin-gnome-shell-extension-git :20120128-1

I found out that the "epoch=" line is causing this behaviour. Could you please remove this array (and possibly some other unused arrays) from the PKGBUILD? Thank you. :)

spark666 commented on 2012-01-17 07:39

Hello,i have a little request,can you please upload it to ? it would be nice to have it there to :)

Anthony25 commented on 2011-10-31 22:08

Very good extension, but there is a bug with apostrophes which appear "'" in notifications.

Anonymous comment on 2011-10-30 18:52

Any idea how to change the name of the package (other than uploading a new one)?

Samsagax commented on 2011-10-20 17:34

I can confirm mithaler fix. Just comment out the line with 'sed' command. Still the integration is not complete: the status menu doesn't change the icon (even with gnome-shell pidgin plugin enabled).

@SliMM: please update the package so it can be used without the tweak.

mithaler commented on 2011-10-14 14:56

Upstream has fixed the gnome-shell version in the metadata.json, so this now builds and works just fine if you remove the line in the PKGBUILD that changes it with sed. I'd pastebin the new PKGBUILD but that's really it. :)

Athma commented on 2011-10-06 20:29

Why isn't this package named gnome-shell-extension-pidgin-git? All other gnome shell extensions are using this form.

Anonymous comment on 2011-07-26 21:20

He, exactly! Thanks for the link! Funny bug...

Anonymous comment on 2011-07-26 19:25

Are you using an nvidia Driver? Then it's a bug there:

Anonymous comment on 2011-07-26 14:55

I have very recently installed gnome 3 and this extension. The problem I am having that all the icons in the notification area are replaced with the pidgin icon now. Kinda annoying - does anyone else have that issue?

nDray commented on 2011-06-01 19:39

Your tarball contains too many files. rpms, and building folders.

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-28 15:22

I think I've fixed these problems.

webmeister commented on 2011-05-27 16:16

There are two problems that prevent the extension from loading:

1. The UUID "" in metadata.json does not match the directory name "" in the PKGBUILD.

2. The list of required shell versions in metadata.json does not include version 3.0.2 that is currently used in Arch.

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-27 13:41

Updated the pkgbuild.

nDray commented on 2011-05-24 20:50

This has moved:

florianb commented on 2011-05-22 21:54,19875187/gnome-shell-extension-pidgin-git-20110504-1-any.pkg.tar.xz/
this is a working version of the pkg. (works with gnome shell 3.0.1)

webmeister commented on 2011-05-14 12:23

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-10 07:24

@nDray: Unfortunately, I don't have the built package at the moment, nor do I have it installed.

nDray commented on 2011-05-09 18:05

Could you provide me the built package somewhere? The git repo is down, can't find it anywhere!

BorgHunter commented on 2011-05-08 18:01

I had to do two things to get the extension to work correctly:

*Change the GNOME version in metadata.json from "" to "3.0".
*Comment out the line in extension.js that starts "imports.gettext.bindtextdomain".

After doing these two things and restarting gnome-shell (Alt+F2, type "r", Enter for those who don't know the shortcut), it looks to be working as advertised.