GSoC idea : WebPurple platform

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury imadil at
Thu Mar 20 00:45:21 EDT 2008

* Orphis had this to say on [19 Mar 2008, 19:08:43 +0100]:
> That's why, I'd like to submit an idea for approval : creating an open 
> source messaging web platform based on libpurple. This platform would 
> only use HTTP communication to bypass the firewalls settings and no 
> special software (no java or flash object), all the client coding would 
> have to be DHTML (HTML, ECMAscript and then "Ajax" solutions).

A similar application was submitted last year, which we ended up not
accepting. Andrey (the applicant) implemented it (or some large parts of
it) anyway. I used it a couple of times during the early stages of
its development, and it worked well enough. There are some screenshots
available at There's also, but the source doesn't seem to be
available, yet. May be if we ask him nicely, Andrey will make the code
available ;)

For SoC projects, I personally prefer proposals that are so outrageously
large and crazy that no one will attempt to do, or no one can afford to
do, on one's own time. I think such proposals should be encouraged (of
course, the applicant needs to convince the mentors that it's doable, to
a large extent, during the summer).


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