SoC: MSN direct file transfer

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Mon Mar 24 18:03:32 EDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-24 at 22:38 +0100, Erik Jonsson wrote:
> Hi!
> As a Summer of Code project, I'd like to implement support for
> peer-to-peer file transfers in the MSN protocol. I've been using
> gaim/pidgin for several years and the lack of this feature has been
> bugging me all the time.
> If I got things right, improving MSN support has been a SoC task both
> 2006 and 2007, but they didn't result in much usable code. The reason

You didn't get this right.

>  I will succeed better is that instead of trying to fix everything and
> end up with nothing usable, I will focus on one thing and do it well.
> I believe that Miranda already has this feature, so maybe I can look
> at how they did it.
> Is this a good idea?

No. Just file transfer by itself is too small of a task to be considered
SoC worthy.


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