Pidgin Query

Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at
Tue Jul 31 11:14:07 EDT 2007

I would think you would need to use something more along the lines of java.
Personally I don't like java but it sounds like you want objects on a web page
that talk with the server on the other end or talk directly to chat servers.
PHP from what I understand you have to submit each time to the server
to do communications. I'm pretty sure gmail uses something with
javascript to refresh your mail every so often and has a scripting
language like php to update your page. Its not instant. Javascript
itself might be another possibility but it would require a lot of code
to be downloaded each time. Even with a complete java client you would
be downloading the full app each time. To have something slimmer to
download from the page you could have a java servlet (which could use
libpurple) running on the server and a java applet that talks to the
java servlet.

On 7/31/07, Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <imadil at> wrote:
> * Nidhi Shirvastava had this to say on [31 Jul 2007, 12:15:58 +0530]:
> > Can I create meebo like application in php using pidgin?
> That may be possible. I don't really know how, though.
> > Or How we develop a instant messenger application which supports multiple protocols in php?
> This is possible. I wrote a nullclient in php once. It was back in
> the 'gaim' days, and I called it 'phurple' (a mix of my
> unimaginativeness and the then-secret name of the library). Apparently I
> kept the code around, and more surprisingly, I even kept a README file
> for it! Anyway, a s/gaim/purple/ on the files seems to be enough to get
> it to 'work' again. I have also updated the README file, so please read
> that before doing anything else with the rest of it. I have uploaded the
> files here:
> Please note that I am not all that familiar with php, or php extensions.
> What I did is purely experimental, which I could not continue after the
> first day, because, apparently, I have other things to do. I am, however,
> quite interested to see if it is possible/feasible to write a complete
> and usable application in a scripting language (php, python ... I don't
> really care what).
> Sadrul
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