Pidgin IRC tests often fail due to OFTC Tor blocking
We need to come up with alternatives here. Whatever we come up with can have some interesting consequences for our default Pidgin account, i.e. if we pick some other way to access OFTC than what it has configured, isn’t our Pidgin configuration broken then? OTOH, if we’d apply it to the default Pidgin account, we’d enable spammers/trolls and probably get that method blocked too. Or what if we pick another more Tor-friendly network?
I guess an implication of this situation is that OFTC isn’t very suitable for our IRC presence (#tails, #tails-dev etc).
Parent Task: #8539 (closed)