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Description

Libpurple backend is backend based on Librpurple library supporting all the networks supported by libpurple.

Configuration

You have to choose this backend in Spectrum 2 configuration file to use it:

[service]
backend=/usr/bin/spectrum2_libpurple_backend
protocol=prpl-jabber

As showed above, there is also special configuration variable in [service] section called protocol which decides which Libpurple’s protocol will be used:

Protocol variable Description
prpl-jabber Jabber
prpl-aim AIM
prpl-icq ICQ
prpl-msn MSN
prpl-yahoo Yahoo
prpl-gg Gadu Gadu
prpl-novell Groupwise

Third-party plugins

Spectrum 2 should work with any third-party libpurple plugin which is properly installed. For example, popular plugins:

Protocol variable website Description
prpl-facebook https://github.com/jgeboski/purple-facebook Facebook
prpl-telegram https://github.com/majn/telegram-purple Telegram
prpl-skypeweb https://github.com/EionRobb/skype4pidgin/tree/master/skypeweb Skype

These plugins are included by default in our Docker image.

Setting libpurple plugins configurations

Some libpurple protocol plugins allow setting configuration variables. Spectrum 2 passes every variable set in purple section to libpurple library. If you need to set such options, you can do it for example like this in your configuration file:

[purple]
clientlogin=1
ssl=0

Notes on Facebook support