USING ADIUM MESSAGE STYLES IN PIDGINOPERATING SYSTEMS
Linux Mint, Ubuntu Jaunty/KarmicPLUGIN
Pidgin Instant Messenger 2.6.2Note
I've found that the pidgin-webkit plugin works better than empathy's support for webkit message styles. Even CSS transforms are possible, which means that fancy transitions are possible in pidgin-webkit (eg in the Noteboard theme). Sources
Thanks to [link]
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I finally figured out how to use Adium message styles in Pidgin. The following steps, which are based on the previously-mentioned instructions, are what worked for me. Pre-installation
- Add the PPA for Webkit to your repository by either:
Open Terminal. Update your repository: sudo apt-get updateInstall the following packages: sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin pidgin-dev libpurple-dev libwebkit-dev bzrInstalling Pidgin-Webkit Plugin
- add the line deb [link] jaunty main to /etc/sources.list
- use Synaptic Package Manager to add the ppa line visually
Using the Pidgin-Webkit Plugin
- In Terminal use the following command to fetch the pidgin-webkit plugin source: bzr branch lp:~spoidar/pidgin-webkit/karmic-fixes
- Change to the karmic-fixes directory (probably under your home folder): cd ~/karmic-fixes
- Compile the package: make
- Install the package: make install
Enable the plugin
Installing and Using Themes
- Open Pidgin Instant Messenger. Under Tools > Plugins, look for WebKit Message Styles and make sure this is checked.
- You can find Adium message style themes at [link] .
- Extract theme files to ~/.purple/message-styles. The folder of the style, when extracted, should look something like NameofStyle.AdiumMessageStyle.
- Open Tools > Plugins, select WebKit message styles and click on Configure Plugin. You will see a list of message style themes in this window. Select one, close the plugin window, and voila.