application integration standard proposal
lists at olivier.pk.wau.nl
Tue Sep 4 15:40:29 EDT 2007
Dear Pidgin developers and community,
with several people I have designed a proposal for a standard to allow
different communication programs on Linux to integrate a little more
(from the end user perspective).
An example: "The end user is using a IM client, where the he's notified
in the chat window that a new email arrived from the same person he's
chatting to (even if the IM account is different from the email
account). The user may right click this buddy in the IM client, and in
the context menu it says you have unread mail from this person, and the
context menu will allow you to email this user (open a compose window)"
The draft standard how to do this is at
In the end I would like to submit this to freedesktop.org, but I first
would like to discuss the idea with the communities of the most well
known open source communication programs, and improve it.
Can you give me some feedback on the idea, and if such a standard would
be adopted by Pidgin (if formalised by freedesktop.org).
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