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Windows Environment Variables


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:04 AM

I know NOTHING of environment variables, and would like for someone to explain to me how to make one, so I can run multiple instances of the portable version of Pidgin ( Home Page of Pidgin ---> www.pidgin.im ) ( Portable version of Pidgin, that I'm using ---> http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Pi...inFromaUSBDrive )

Can anyone help me? If you can that'd be great =]

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:19 AM

Hello JC,

"How To Manage Environment Variables in Windows XP":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310519

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:26 AM

I'm sorry, but that doesn't help.. I can't find ANYWHERE to get multiple instances =[

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:46 AM

JC,

The following section of the "Using Pidgin" page, to which you provided a link originally, describes how to run multiple instances. Evidently, you simply need to define the environment variable "PIDGIN_MULTI_INST". You would do this using the information in the Microsoft article at the link I previously provided:

http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Pi...PidginonWindows

As stated at the above link, you can evidently also allow multiple instances to run by using a command line parameter instead of an environment variable.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:58 AM

http://irc.netsplit.de/webchat/?net=freeno...;room=%23pidgin

is a chat room, and that wiki, and what it says doesn't work. Care to join us?

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 09:36 AM

JC,

I know nothing about Pidgin other than the information in the link that you provided in your original post. If that documentation is incorrect, or if the implementation does not match the documentation (i.e., fancy term for "program bug"), you might be better off contacting Technical Support for Pidgin. That site also has a link for Bug Reports, etc.




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