Building Pidgin-Encryption on Windows

Building this is a bit of a pain, especially if you haven't used Cygwin/MinGW before. If you'd prefer, check out the pre-built self-extracting installer.

Ooh, you're really gonna build it yourself! Cool...

Start with the Pidgin building instructions here.

Put the Pidgin-Encryption source release into pidgin/plugins.

Build/install it:
cd ~/pidgin/plugins/encrypt
make -f Makefile.mingw install

There you go. It will (hopefully) work exactly the same as the Linux version.

If you want to build the installer, you will need to include several DLLs from NSPR and NSS into the pidgin/win32-install-dir, before you run make -f Makefile.mingw installer in the root pidgin directory.


Source: v 3.1: Available here
for use with Pidgin 2.x. Here are the installation instructions.

Subversion: Instructions. The SVN build should work with the current Pidgin Monotone build. If it doesn't, IM me: BillTompkins2 on AIM.

Fedora: You can find an RPM for Fedora Core at FreshRPMs or at Dries.

Mandriva: In the distribution, just "urpmi pidgin-encryption"

Gentoo: In the distribution, just "emerge pidgin-encryption"

Debian: In the distribution, just "apt-get install pidgin-encryption".

Ubuntu: In Ubuntu's "Universe" as Pidgin-Encryption.

Windows: Download the Win32 self-extracting binary. Or, if you'd like, here are some instructions on how to build it yourself.

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