RSS protocol in libpurple

Ethan Blanton elb at
Fri May 18 10:03:24 EDT 2007

Pavol Rusnak spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Maybe some of you know console IM program centericq. Development was
> abandoned year and half ago, so it was forked into centerim[1] project.
> There is an effort to rewrite it completely from the scratch using
> libpurple. The problem is that libpurple lacks RSS protocol support,
> which is a must for some of the centerim/icq users[2]. Are there any
> plans to port RSS protocol into libpurple? Or has it to be done with
> some kind of purple plug-in?

RSS is not an instant messaging protocol, so we have no intention of
including it in libpurple.  You could, of course, write a third-party
RSS prpl as part of your client (or as a separate package).  There are
a number of third party protocols now, and have been others in the

I am glad to hear that centerim plans to become part of the libpurple
family; please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you
integrate libpurple.


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