Thoughts on QQ Situation

ccpaging at ccpaging at
Wed May 21 05:02:34 EDT 2008

We use QQ every day. 

ccpaging, me, ccpaging at
csyfek, csyfek at
Both are in devel at now.

We can read english, language should not be a big problem.

At least, we have same program language - C, or may C++ in the future.

csyfek should try to commit those patch.

The commit access right for libpurple/protocols/qq/ is enough now.



发件人: Mark Doliner
发送时间: 2008-05-21 16:11:19
收件人: devel at; ccpaging at; ecc_hy at; csyfek at
主题: Re: Thoughts on QQ Situation

I'm in favor of giving the author of those patches[1][2][3] commit access. 
They seem to be more familiar with the QQ protocol plugin than we are.  And
WE'RE certainly not working on it.

The language barrier might make this situation more difficult.  I'm sending
this email to three email addresses that I obtained from the openq Google
Group[4].  I don't know if these email addresses are for one person or two
people or three people.

Dear openq developers, would you like commit access to the Pidgin source code
repository?  We use the Monotone[5] revision control system.  Are you familiar
with how to use Monotone?

If we give you commit access, you would be welcome to commit all bug fixes and
patches and changes to the qq protocol code in the directory
libpurple/protocols/qq/.  If you want to make changes to other code in
libpurple or Pidgin we would ask that you please propose the changes on this
mailing list or by filing a ticket at

Please let us know how you feel.  Thank you,
P.S. If anyone is fluently bilingual and wants to translate this for the
benefit of the QQ patch writers, feel free to do so.
On Wed, 21 May 2008 11:28:18 +0800, ccpaging at wrote
> I am one of the member of the pidgin qq plugin in 
> In fact, we have 5 patches now, and the 05-patch-reconnect should 
> release at this weekend.
> After 05-patch-reconnect, we have forward qq plugin to:
> 1. Test ok on qq 2005 protocol
> 2. Rewrite the network layer based on simple and yahoo plugin of 
> purple
> 3. Test ok on tcp connect, and tcp connect over http/socks4/socks5 
> proxy
> 4. Test ok on udp connect
> 5. Test ok on arm-based embed device(pdaxrom for sharp zaurus, maemo 
> for nokia), Freebsd on Mac book, ubuntu, arch linux
> Since 06-patch-login, qq plugin will forword to qq 2006 protocol 
> according to eva and lumaqq.
> We are likely to maintain qq plugin if you want.
> 2008-05-21
> 发件人: Daniel Atallah
> 发送时间: 2008-05-21 09:26:24
> 收件人: devel
> 抄送: 
> 主题: Thoughts on QQ Situation
> It's pretty clear that at this point the QQ prpl is unmaintained.
> Based on some bug reports and people in #pidgin, my impression is 
> that
 it doesn't work reliably.
 There are 4 QQ patches in the 
> tracker, 2 of them are quite large. 3 of
 them are from the same 
> person.
 It doesn't look like these are likely to get evaluated any 
> time soon
 simply because nobody is capable of doing it.  I don't 
> think that is
 fair to the developer who has clearly put forward a 
> lot effort on
 these patches.
 I see 3 options:
   1 - Find a new 
> maintainer.  With the size of the apparent QQ
 userbase, surely 
> there is someone capable
 plugin.and interested in stepping forward. 
>  Perhaps the author of the
 significant patches in the tracker is 
> interested?
   2 - Do nothing.  Patches will continue sit in tracker,
>  bugs reports
 will continue to come in.
   3 - Remove the QQ prpl 
> from the tree.  Perhaps someone will pick it
 up and maintain it as 
> a 3rd party
 What are your thoughts?
 My current opinion is that the 
> options are listed in order of
 preference, with the caveat that 2 
> and 3 are going to eventually
 switch positions.
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