GSOC Ideas

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Tue Mar 18 12:36:52 EDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 03:27:03PM +0000, Joseph Le Brech wrote:
> Docking the conversations window into the buddy list under a tab.

This is likely going to need a simple conversation placement plugin, and
some poking into the internals of the PidginBuddyList struct (which
already contains a GtkNotebook for the first time usage help information).
Shouldn't really be SoC worthy to my mind.

> Hiding my online presence from selected groups.

This requires protocol support, not all allow for this. The difficult part
of this is likely going to be coming up with an interface which makes this
useful. Ideally it would want to be tied in to saved statuses (or at least
allowed to do that, possibly just with a plugin).

> A way to visualise erroneous message amendements (i.e. *Amendments) With a strikethrough or color highlighting of the change.

This is also likely better served by a plugin which understands a given
replacement format (*amendment is a particularly bad one as there is no
reliable way to determine what, in fact, is being replaced) and finds that
text in the history area and fixes it (or fades the original and writes a
new copy, etc.).

I'm not sure any of those ideas really warrant a SoC student's time and
effort (though the presence one might have some merit to it).


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