Video/audio support

Carlos Eduardo Medaglia Dyonisio cadu at
Thu Nov 15 09:52:07 EST 2007

Hi all,

Asking about video support for pidgin at #pidgin, this is the answer I
received: "it's a nontrivial (though not enormous) job, and no one who wants
it can write it, while no one who can write it, wants it."

I know it is nontrivial, but it is not hard enough to take 2 years to do
it. Some other programs already support it, and one of them (amsn) is a
really crap piece of software, and it still supports video streaming (and
everything else crashes...).

Well, I want to do it. And I can do it. I just want to know the guidelines,
the rules, everything, because I don't want to waste my time adding
something cool to a great software like pidgin, and have my patch rejected
because someone wasn't in a good mood (it happened to me once with gaim).

Carlos Eduardo Medaglia Dyonisio
cadu at

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