February 12, 2009

Pidgin Countdown v0.2

Filed under: Blog — krkhan @ 3:21 pm

The 0.2 version bump is kinda unofficial as my code branch hasn’t yet been merged into Pidgin Countdown‘s trunk. Nevertheless, here’s the changelog of what I’ve worked on so far:

  • Reimplemented preferences with calendar and spin buttons for user-friendliness and validation.

    Pidgin Countdown Preferences Screenshot

  • Fixed plugin unloading.
  • Added “activation” of the saved countdown status message.

The plugin has become quite handy now. I do have another set of features planned which I will be implementing as soon as I get some more time for leisure coding. Still, as things stand right now, I am pretty content with being able to countdown my IM status to Roma fixtures, Fedora releases or even my sandwich’s heat-up time in the microwave with just a few clicks.

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  1. […] in UTC. This was especially problematic as all my sandwiches started taking an extra five hours to heat up in the oven. Initially blaming Pidgin for having some psychic connection with the microwave, it later turned […]

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  2. Hi,

    Do you mind telling me how I can install this in Windows? I don’t know how to use .tar.bz2 files :-(

    Thank you in advance.

    Comment by Ethan — June 29, 2010 @ 4:07 pm

  3. Ethan, I’m sorry but I haven’t compiled the plugin on Windows yet. You’re welcome to file a bug requesting a Windows build. The project maintainer might be able to provide one.

    Comment by krkhan — July 12, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

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