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    Thumbs up [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium's message styles and soundsets

    Base info
    • How to is based around modified script for Empathy. I tweaked it to make it working with notifications and other popular IM-app, Pidgin.
    • All credits go to Antono Vasiljev and Vertlo Oraerk. You can get script for Empathy here.
    • I modified it a little to not spew out errors. Notifications work. For something they are after all.
    • If you find any issues, especially if you've found solution, be sure to post it. I'm visiting this thread at least once a week, I'll update thread or try to give a hand.


    Message Themes

    Keep in mind not every theme will work properly.

    Adium Xtras Site | Live Gnome

    Sound Themes
    Adium Xtras

    Examples
    I hold no rights to images.
    Renkoo theme
    This theme is worth it. There's lot's off it.

    source:http://www.adiumxtras.com/index.php?...s&xtra_id=2160

    Known Issues
    • Pidgin 2.7
      Quote Originally Posted by TorontoStorm View Post
      I followed the guide, and the adium theme works sometimes. I'm not able to fully identify when it works, but it seems to be when I initiate the conversation with a contact, and not when they message me first. It also doesn't work if I close the conversation window, then open it again. Only a restart of Pidgin gets the adium theme back once that happens.
      Workaround
      Quote Originally Posted by TorontoStorm View Post
      I identified the source of my problem, and a temporary solution it it. If "Hide new conversations" is set "Always" or "When Away", if someone messages you, and Pidgin hides the window until you go to open it, it reverts to normal conversation rendering (not webkit) for the rest of the time pidgin is open, and only a restart will put it back to using webkit. The obvious workaround for now is to set that setting as "Never".
    • You'll need Pidgin in version at least 2.6.X to support Sound Themes.
    • It appears there's no indicator if someone's writing. (If you find any theme with indicator feature, be sure to post it.)


    Get it working

    10.4 Lucid Lynx

    ( You can also check out this post to get it working.)

    1. Issue this command
      Code:
      sudo  apt-get install pidgin libnotify-bin libpurple-dev pidgin-dev libwebkit-dev bzr wget
    2. Use this script
      Code:
      #!/bin/bash
      PAT="~/bin/adium-pidgin"
      URL="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/422036/adium-pidgin"
      bin="$HOME/bin/"
      if [ !-d $bin ] 
      then
      	notify-send "Making" \ "bin directory in home folder" --icon=pidgin
      	mkdir ~/bin
      fi
      cd $bin
      notify-send "I'm in bin" \ "and downloading script, then appling exec rights" --icon=pidgin
      wget --no-verbose -O adium-pidgin $URL
      chmod +x adium-pidgin
      cd ~/
      notify-send "Webkit with Karmic's fixes" \ "Downloading, compiling & installing" --icon=pidgin
      
      TMPDIR=`mktemp -d`
      cd $TMPDIR
      bzr branch lp:~spoidar/pidgin-webkit/karmic-fixes
      cd karmic-fixes
      make
      cp webkit.so ~/.purple/plugins/webkit.so
      rm -rf $TMPDIR
      
      notify-send "Now let me make it working" \ "Adding keys to gconf" --icon=pidgin
      gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/adiumxtra/command "$PAT %s"
      gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/adiumxtra/enabled true
      gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/adiumxtra/needs_terminal false
      notify-send "Check out" \ "Plugins>Webkit message styles and configure it" --icon=pidgin
      exit 0


    To select theme
    Go to
    Pidgin > Plugins > Webkit message style > Configure Plugin

    Other versions

    One Script
    to rule two of them

    Guess what! Now, Yoda it approves!
    Copypasta this text into text editor. If you don't have bin directory in your home folder, make one. Save the file as adium-pidgin there. If you're naughty lad/lass save where ever you wan't but pay attention when you add keys to gconf.
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    # Adium theme AdiumMessageStyle installer for Empathy
    # Originally © 2009 Antono Vasiljev
    # Licensed under the same terms as Empathy
    # http://antono.info/en/165-install-adium-themes-to-empathy
    # Changed by Vertlo Oraerk (did not work with directories containing spaces in the names)
    # Changed by h!v from ubuntuforums to work with Pidgin+libwebkit and Notifications
    # On Ubuntu you need to install libwebkit and libnotify-bin to get it working properly
    # Further info on how to get working adium themes in Pidgin at http://www.webupd8.org/2009/05/pidgin-webkit-plugin-adium-conversation.html
    # 02-12-2010 - Support for Adium 1.0 sound themes added. Hooha!
    # Sound themes are supported in 2.6.x versions. If there's no file set for event, Pidgin falls to default sound file.
    # 	IM
    #Message Sent = send_im
    #Message Received (New) = first_im_recv
    #Message Received = im_recv
    #	Chat
    #Message Sent = send_chat_msg - you send a message in a chat 
    #Message Received (Group Chat) =  chat_msg_recv - someone else sends a message in a chat 
    #You Are Mentioned = nick_said - someone says your username in a chat
    #	Status
    #Contact Signed On = login
    #Contact Signed Off = logoff
    #Contact Joins = join_chat - a person enters a chat 
    #Contact Leaves = left_chat - a person leaves a chat 
    types[0]="<key>Message Sent</key>"
    types[1]="<key>Message Received (New)</key>"
    types[2]="<key>Message Received</key>"
    types[3]="<key>Message Sent</key>"
    types[4]="<key>Message Received (Group Chat)</key>"
    types[5]="<key>You Are Mentioned</key>"
    types[6]="<key>Contact Signed On</key>"
    types[7]="<key>Contact Signed Off</key>"
    types[8]="<key>Contact Joins</key>"
    types[9]="<key>Contact Leaves</key>"
    events[0]="im_sent"
    events[1]="first_im_recv"
    events[2]="im_recv"
    events[3]="send_chat_msg"
    events[4]="chat_msg_rec"
    events[5]="nick_said"
    events[6]="login"
    events[7]="logoff"
    events[8]="join_chat"
    events[9]="left_chat"
    # Creating a file
    
    if [ -z $1 ]
    then
        echo
        echo "Usage:"
        echo "`basename $0` adiumxtra://some.url.here/extra"
        echo
        exit 1
    else
        TMPDIR=`mktemp -d`
        XTRAURL=`echo $1 | sed -e "s/^adiumxtra:/http:/"`
        DEST="$HOME/.purple/message_styles/"
        
        
        if [ ! -d $DEST ]
        then
            mkdir -v -p $DEST
        fi
    
        cd $TMPDIR
        notify-send "File this" \ "for Adium to be seems" --icon=pidgin
        wget --no-verbose -O xtra.zip $XTRAURL
        unzip -qq xtra.zip
    
        ls -d ./*.AdiumMessageStyle/ > themes_to_copy.lst
        ls -d ./*.AdiumSoundset/ > sound.lst
        num_bytes=`wc -c themes_to_copy.lst | sed 's# themes_to_copy.lst##'` 
        sound=`wc -c sound.lst | sed 's# sound.lst##'` 
        NAME=`cat themes_to_copy.lst | cut -f 2 --delimiter='.' | cut -f 2 --delimiter='/'`
        NAME_S=`cat sound.lst | cut -f 2 --delimiter='.' | cut -f 2 --delimiter='/'`
    
        if [ $num_bytes = 0 ]
        then
        	if [ $sound = 0 ]
        	then
            	notify-send "All here I found" \ "gibberish was" --icon=pidgin
            else
            	while read line_
            	do
            		if [ ! -d $line_/Sounds.plist ]
            		then
            		notify-send "Found I theme" \ " $NAME_S " --icon=pidgin
            		DEST="$HOME/.purple/themes/$NAME_S/purple/sound/"
            		if [ ! -d $DEST ]
    			    then
    			        mkdir -v -p $DEST
    			fi
            		# Creating a file
    			touch theme.xml
    			echo -e "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?> ">> $line_/theme.xml
    			echo -e "<theme type=\"sound\" name=\"$NAME_S\">" >> $line_/theme.xml
    			while read line
    			do
    				if [ "$line" = "<key>Info</key>" ]
    				then
    					read line
    					inf=`echo $line | sed -e "s/<string>//" | sed -e "s/<\/string>//"`
    					echo -e "\t<description>$inf</description>" >> $line_/theme.xml
    				fi
    				for ((j=0; j<=9; j++))
    				do
    					if [ "$line" = "${types[j]}" ]
    					then
    						read line
    						file=`echo $line | sed -e "s/<string>//" | sed -e "s/<\/string>//"`
    						echo -e "\t<event name=\"${events[j]}\" file=\"$file\"/>" >> $line_/theme.xml
    					fi		
    				done
    			done < $line_/Sounds.plist
    			echo -e "</theme>" >> $line_/theme.xml
    			echo cp -r \'$line_\'* $DEST | sh			
    			else
    				notify-send "Use I force could" \ "none effect, that made" --icon=pidgin
    			fi
            	done < sound.lst
            fi        
        else
            while read line 
            do
                echo cp -r \'$line\' "$DEST" | sh
            done < themes_to_copy.lst
            echo
            notify-send "Installed I" \ " $NAME for you " --icon=pidgin
        fi
        rm -r xtra.zip    
        rm -r $TMPDIR
    fi
    exit 0

    Browsers Support / Handling Adiumxtra
    As you can see script is triggered when adiumxtra is used by any browser.
    Add gconf keys
    Code:
    gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/adiumxtra/command "~/bin/adium-pidgin %s"
    gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/adiumxtra/enabled true
    gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/adiumxtra/needs_terminal false
    • Firefox
      As reported it should work nicely with FireFox 3.5 provided by Karmic. In Jaunty with FireFox 3.0.15, adiumxtra protocol is unrecognized, and I haven't found work around since I rarely use this browser.
    • Chrome
      Latest Chrome gives me no problems.
    • Opera
      To get it working in Opera go to Tools>Preferences>Advanced>Programs and add new
      Code:
      adiumxtra
      with path to file with script.


    Splendid, off we go!

    Karmic 10.04
    • I'm not sure if provided webkit packages are enough. Add repo just in case
    • Issue command to install what needed
    • We will need fixed and compiled version off that plugin. Install it and we're off.


    Code:
    sudo ppa:webkit-team/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin pidgin-dev libpurple-dev libwebkit-dev
    bzr branch lp:~spoidar/pidgin-webkit/karmic-fixes
    cd karmic-fixes
    make
    cp webkit.so ~/.purple/plugins/webkit.so


    Jaunty 9.04
    To cook it out we'll need
    • libnotify-bin to allow communication feedback from script
    • Developer packages for pidgin and libpurple
    • Plugin itself from www.nukeador.com
    • Repo from webkit-team and webkit-dev package from there
    • Script itself


    We'll do this like this
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin pidgin-dev libpurple-dev
    cd
    wget -c http://www.nukeador.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/pidgin-webkit.tar.bz2
    mv plugins ~/.purple/
    mv message_styles ~/.purple/
    rm -rf LEEME 
    rm -rf pidgin-webkit.tar.bz2
    sudo echo -e  "#Webkit-team repo \n deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main \n deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main \n" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 2D9A3C5B 
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libwebkit-dev
    9.10 and below

    I believe you'll need to repeat steps as for Jaunty and compile plugin by yourself. It's not that much of a work. Just some variations of previous commands.

    Cheers.

    PS. There's some lousy coding in. Suggestions? Go ahead and pm or post it here.
    Last edited by h!v; May 22nd, 2010 at 04:52 PM. Reason: Editing is hell!

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    Re: [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium messages styles and easy install

    not working for me. pidgin doesn't recognize the webkit plug in. im using 2.6.2 in karmic.

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    Re: [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium messages styles and easy install

    I have the same problem. Think I read somewhere that the "webkit" doesn't exist anymore, perhaps that's why it doesn't work . But I'm no expert...

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    Re: [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium messages styles and easy install

    Plugin does not work on 64 bit systems, which might be a problem.
    Also there are fixes for webkit in Karmic on launchpad. Take a look at last part of starting post.

    Quote Originally Posted by Idun View Post
    Think I read somewhere that the "webkit" doesn't exist anymore, perhaps that's why it doesn't work . But I'm no expert...
    Plugin is not developed currently. Webkit exists and is well. Take a look at Chrome and Safari or Arora.
    Last edited by h!v; November 21st, 2009 at 11:14 AM.

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    Re: [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium messages styles and easy install

    Works a dream for me.

    Just one little thing that bothers me a bit... it won't tell you if the other person is typing. Any way to fix that?

    Thank you!

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    Re: [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium messages styles and easy install

    Quote Originally Posted by Nahuel_ View Post
    Works a dream for me.

    Just one little thing that bothers me a bit... it won't tell you if the other person is typing. Any way to fix that?

    Thank you!
    I can give you only 2 advices.

    1. Try other themes. I suppose it might depend on it.
    2. Try out plugin. It predicts if someone is writing to you. Cannot recall the name. Should be in libpurple pluginpack.

    Cheers.

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    Re: [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium messages styles and easy install

    Is there any way to get this working on karmic?
    Never mind got it to work using this guide http://www.webupd8.org/2009/11/adium...tu-karmic.html
    Last edited by bigbrovar; December 11th, 2009 at 05:13 PM.
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    Re: [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium messages styles and easy install

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbrovar View Post
    Is there any way to get this working on karmic?
    Never mind got it to work using this guide http://www.webupd8.org/2009/11/adium...tu-karmic.html
    thanks a lot

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    Re: [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium messages styles and easy install

    I complile plugin webkit, now you can download and use Adium message styles for pidgin after install it.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: [HOW TO] Pidgin - Adium messages styles and easy install

    Guys I tried this plugin a while back (with a much easier install method from what I remember) however I would be willing to try this if someone could tell me if the bug where if you sent a nudge etc the screen would no longer scroll / update is fixed?

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