GSOC Ideas

Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at
Tue Mar 18 12:52:28 EDT 2008

How about multi line posts get an expansion + next to them so that
they don't clutter your window if you click on the plus it could show
what that user typed in another window or something. People alway get
annoyed when someone types a lot of lines and the messages they where
reading scrolll off the screen. this might be a way to make it nicer.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Etan Reisner
<pidgin at> wrote:
> 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).
>     -Etan
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