when loading gaim-galago (starting up gaim will do it), data such as the
presence and avatar aren't set. When a person's status on gaim changes, the info
will be set again, or when logging out and back in, it'll also be set. This is
kind of... not good.
The presence should be fixed now. The avatar is going to require either a single
from gaim or a hacky loop to keep checking avatars.
Do you still experience this issue with newer soft?
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