Merging XMPP SoC branch

Chris Forsythe chris at
Fri Jul 13 19:58:26 EDT 2007

Sean Egan wrote:

>On 7/10/07, Richard Laager <rlaager at> wrote:
>>I was under the impression that SoC projects had mentors.
>>(In case anyone is missing the sarcasm, I'm an SoC mentor.)
>True, but Andy's mentor doesn't have commit access to Pidgin, hence
>the appeal upstream.

This is actually not completely true. Here are the reasons we set out to 
have asked to have his changes pushed upstream:

1) We want this upstream because we don't want to run patches over our 
build system in our own libpurple repo for Adium unless we absolutely 
have to.

2) Andreas is mostly done. The only thing left on the libpurple side of 
things for him is unregister:, and 
then bug fixing of course.

3) We only have a handful of people who can test XMPP stuff because we 
all mostly just do the gtalk and aim thing. We need more testing, and 
what we've requested can provide that.

4) 2 of our other Summer of Code projects now are looking to use what 
he's created.

I believe everyone has addressed that this proposal is acceptable, but 
that timing is an issue that will be resolved on the 19th and Andy can 
push upstream on the 20th or thereabouts, which would work in our favor. 
Can someone confirm this timeline? We are basing our 1.2 release 
schedule on his work and all of the other Summer of Code for Adium as well.


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