SmartEar Pidgin plugin

Latest version: 2.6.5-1


This is a plugin for Pidgin that lets you assign different sounds to play when different buddies IM you, or signs on, etc. That way you can tell who's talking to you, without having to look at your computer.


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Version 2.6.5-1:

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Install Instructions from Source

Follow these steps to install SmartEar from source. If you don't want to install from source, download and run the self-installer for your platform (Windows or Linux).

First, you'll need to have compiled Pidgin from the source. Also, make sure you have the latest version of Pidgin. Untar the smartear package and cd to the directory it creates:

tar xzvf smartear-0.78.1.tar.gz
cd smartear-0.78.1
Edit the Makefile and change the following line
To the path to your pidgin source directory (wherever you compiled pidgin). Run make:
SmartEar will compile and install to the Pidgin plugin directory.

Once installed, you have to set up SmartEar. You'll want to disable Pidgin sounds first, by going to Tools->Preferences->Sound Events, and unchecking all the sound events. Next, load the SmartEar plugin. In the Preferences window, go to Plugins, and check SmartEar. Configure it by clicking on the now-active SmartEar item in the tree on the left. You may also add buddies or groups to SmartEar by selecting them in the buddy list, and clicking the SmartEar button on the buddy list toolbar.