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lwqq is a library based on webqq protocol which provides a chance for third-party clients to communicate with Tencent QQ. pidgin-lwqq (https://github.com/xiehuc/pidgin-lwqq) is a forked library for pidgin.

Firstly make sure you have the following packages installed: (which might not be installed by common desktop users)

  • git
  • cmake
  • libpurple-devel
  • js-devel
  • sqlite-devel
  • libcurl-devel
  • zlib-devel

Note that a package with “-devel” in its name contains files for development. They are neccessary when you compile a project by yourself. If you encountered errors about another packages, install them as well. Now let’s start to download, compile and install pidgin-lwqq.

git clone https://github.com/xiehuc/pidgin-lwqq
git submodule init git submodule update mkdir build;cd build cmake .. make sudo make install

All done! Now “webqq” should be in the list when you create a new account in Pidgin.