Connecting Sametime using Pidgin (IBM Sametime 2017, Pidgin 2.12.0) - solving version mismatched error

I get version mismatched error with my Pidgin lately. I tried GTK+ update, Pidgin update, Proxy setting changing and tweaking the setting. Nothing works. Finally, I ran into this article http://crashcarr.com/110/getting-pidgin-configured-to-connect-to-sametime#comment-22231


The key things to make it to work is to add these 2 lines into Pidgin setting. (Prior before this, you should add Sametime account to your Pidgin first, set your Server address and you login and password etc. Then only, the basic settings and Settings tag will be available in your account.xml)  These 2 settings are not available in UI of the Pidgin account configuration.Only one of it is available, the fake_client_id. Also, since it is a XML, make sure all the character used in XML tag are valid ASCII character like your single quote ' and bracket are ASCII.



The setting file can be found here - C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\.purple\accounts.xml Close the Pidgin program, edit the file and save it. Then restart the program. The AppData is a hidden folder by default in Windows. Make sure your windows folder setting enable Showing Hidden Folders.

 That's all. Enjoy Sametime using Pidgin. thanks.

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