[maemo-community] [GSoC 09] - IM Client For Canola Using Python-purple

From: Andrew Black andrewfblack at gmail.com
Date: Tue May 12 15:35:59 EEST 2009
I've always thought that Canola could be used as almost a replacement for
Hildon if the right plugins where available.  Having a built in IM program
that allows me to now have to shrink down canola to use it would be cool, I
would love IRC support as well.  xChat is good but having it all in one
would be cool.

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 11:57 PM, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:

> Welcome Thiago!
> ext Thiago Bolaum wrote:
> > Hi,
> > My proposal for GSoC this year is to build a IM Client plugin for
> > Canola. It'll will use python-puple and continue the development of this
> > libpurple's binding.
> I was not very keen with the load of Canola specific projects presented
> to GSOC. Not that I have anything against Canola and not even against
> their good job mobilizing developers, but at some point it felt that
> Canola would become a whole services framework per se (a similar feeling
> to the one got with liqbase, but this is for another thread).
> For instance, Canola-Bittorrent is a marriage that kind of makes sense.
> Canola-IM... less so? It's fair to assume that most systems where Canola
> will be installed will have Maemo's RTComm, Pidgin and/or some kind of
> Telepathy related IM aplication. Why another IM?
> The point of your project is good: make it easy for Maemo users to IM
> with friends in several networks. I wonder if Canola is the right
> platform for that (but fair enough if you project got approved) but I
> hope a big % of your time can be invested improving the integration of
> libpurple in the Maemo platform. At the moment this integration is not
> precisely optimal and any help improving this situation is welcome.
> > The idea is to improve python-puple along the whole development, adding
> > features and correcting bugs as needed. Everything inside Canola is done
> > using Python, and I will use the existing plugins as reference. I also
> > intend to compile a comprehensive tutorial on how to build plugins,
> > explaining what I've learned about Canola's architecture and framework
> > in a wiki or blog.
> >
> > I'll try to release a usable version as soon as possible, because one of
> > the most important parts of the project is respond to community
> > feedbacks. Features and bug fixing will be done with your help, guys! =)
> > I'll count on you to use it extensively and report problems and ideas to
> me.
> >
> > I'm currently a M. Sc. student, working with processors interconnection,
> > at Unicamp (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) in SP/Brazil. My nick at
> > freenode and garage is bolaum.
> >
> > --
> > Thiago 'bolaum' Borges Abdnur
> > ----------------------------------
> > "Trust no one..."
> > - Deep Throat (The X-Files)
> >
> --
> Quim Gil
> open source advocate
> Maemo Software @ Nokia
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