Google Summer of Code

Mark Doliner mark at
Thu Mar 20 03:05:39 EDT 2008

On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 17:35:43 +0000, Witold Slizowski wrote
> Mark Doliner wrote:
> > [snip]
> > Aspiring Students: Applications can be submitted starting in one week, on
> > Monday, March 24th.  Feel free to check out our project ideas page at
> >  If you have any questions
> > about anything, please ask on this mailing list or our irc channel, #pidgin on
> >
> > [snip]
> I have a question regarding proposed topic: "Implementing 
> videoconference and VoIP". Do you think about the implementation of 
> any particular solution (like libjingle for example) or rather about 
> the creation a general interface for RTP protocol that could be used 
> by most IM networks served  by pidgin in the future?

Regardless of the implementation, it's important that the solution be
compatible with the official IM programs.  In the case of XMPP the solution
should adhere to the Jingle XEPs.

As for the implementation... libpurple needs a general framework that can
allow the different protocol plugins to use whatever codecs are used by that
IM network.  I believe some progress has already been made in this direction
in the im.pidgin.pidgin.vv branch of mtn.


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