Incorporating into weapp pidgin and/or related tools
kingofallhearts999 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 22:37:29 EDT 2007
I can't really help you too directly, but I just wanted to say that
sounds like a really cool project. I can't wait to see it in action.
Make sure to update when you get it working, it would be a cool thing to
have a nice site integrating pidgin functionality. Sorry I can't
actually help, just thought I would encourage you a bit. Good luck!
Dave Burstein wrote:
> Advice or experience requested on how best to incorporate pidgin
> and/or tools into a web site that supports finding video, building
> networks, and sharing videos. It currently has a very simple tool to
> allow users to send what seems to be IM like mail to each other if
> logged in. I've taken over the project recently, and thought it would
> be far more interesting to incorporate a free software package like
> this with far more functionality including interchange with MSN, AIM,
> etc. if that's practical. I'm sure other folks have tried similar, so
> I'm looking for ideas on how best to do something like this. Pidgin
> seems a great tool, so I'm beginning my questions here, but realize it
> may not be the right discussion list.
> Questions in particular:
> Using the libraries, what's the experience incorporating IM into
> websites? Can I create a widgit/plug-in that works fairly well? Can I
> do something simple that's essentially a text base client incorporated?
> Should I be thinking about hosting a server that communicates with
> an app embedded in the site? I'm asking because that might simplify
> the firewall problems, using an AJAX link from the user's client
> software to me that primarily passes text?
> Why isn't this kind of thing common, especially with all the
> "social networking" packages? Am I missing something in the technology
> or some practical problems that make this an uncommon feature? What
> are the right questions I should be asking?
> If this seems like a practical project, where should I look for
> programming talent that knows the tools? We have a moderate budget. I
> welcome suggestions offlist of consultants or programming shops that
> might have the relevant skills.
> Help and suggestions appreciated.
> Dave Burstein
> p.s. I'm being coy about the name of the site because it really isn't
> ready for visitors for about a month, but ask and I'll tell you offlist.
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