Pidgin 2.7.0 with prpl-uruki

Apologies, I’m not going to do much more than list a series of command here… These are intended for Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx), and will compile prpl-uruki so that you can view who is online. No chat at this point.

$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libjpeg62-dev zlib1g-dev
$ hg clone
$ cd ./libhsplasma
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --no-python --with-pkgconfig
$ make
$ sudo make install-dev
$ cd ..
$ hg clone
$ cd ./prpl-uruki
$ ./
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr
$ make
$ sudo make install

If you reload Pidgin, you should have the option to add an “Uru KI Network” account. When(/if) it connects, your buddy list will be displayed.

Known Issues:

  • Chatting is not implemented. Chatting does not work. There is no chat. There is no chat.
  • If the connection fails, Pidgin will hang forever waiting on a thread condition. If I see a lot of complaints, this might be rewritten.
  • You can add buddies, but cannot remove them (through Pidgin)
  • Did I mention that chatting does not work? Do not give me bug reports about it :P

Bugs can be submitted at prpl-uruki on Google Code.


The Pidgin KI Chat plugin is beginning to take shape. With Zrax’s libHSPlasma(Net) library as a backend, I’ve started committing code to Google Code.

At the moment it does nothing useful (I haven’t even tried compiling), but I’m hoping to have buddies showing up in the buddylist before the end of the month. Based on school exams and my upcoming Co-Op job, I can’t make any guarantees though.

For those who like to poke around and follow development:
prpl-uruki on Google Code