Bounty for voice/video support in Pidgin

Diego Costantini diego.costantini at
Sat Jul 26 23:16:03 EDT 2008

I think XMPP is the most widespread protocol, and in my opinion has 
maximum priority. For the rest, in my experience, the most significant 
protocol for future applications is SIP, after that, based on users 
number, is MSN.

Just my 2 cents :)

Richard Laager wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 10:54 -0700, Mark Doliner wrote:
>> 1. Break the project into subprojects.  We should at least split up
>> the various protocols, and possibly separate voice from video.
> I have some various questions and thoughts for discussion before I run
> off and make subprojects...
> Should these be split up equally or not?
> To me, it seems that voice is more important than video, because people
> who want to use webcams would generally expect that the audio work at
> the same time. At the same time, if implementing video implies audio,
> then you'd be able to claim both at once (or audio first) anyway.
> It also seems to me that we would want to prefer XMPP over proprietary
> protocols.
> From there, I think we'd want to allocate resources to protocols in
> order of the difficulty of work. However, we could go either way with
> that. Offering more money for a harder protocol makes it more likely
> someone will pick that up, but offering more money for the easier
> protocol would steer effort in the direction that would get us the
> fastest bang for our buck.
> Richard
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