Microblogging Support in libpurple

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Sep 11 18:57:34 EDT 2008

Phil Hannent wrote:
> Benoit Barberousse wrote:
>> Merely an inquiring user:  Are there plans for microblogging support 
>> in libpurple?  Mozilla's recent showcase of Snowl 
>> <http://labs.mozilla.com/2008/08/introducing-snowl/> and the 
>> development of the Digsby <http://www.digsby.com/> clientl highlight 
>> the need for messaging clients to broaden their concept of messages, 
>> keeping pace with what's contemporary.  I am hopeful that libpurple 
>> hackers are already thinking the same thing.
> The concept of mico-blogging via IM is relatively new, an XMPP 
> specification has been given some thought:
> http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/microblogging.html
> However the task itself is mainly a server side one:
> http://www.process-one.net/en/blogs/article/introducing_the_xmpp_application_server/ 

There's a gathering in San Francisco tomorrow to discuss microblogging 
and depending on the outcome we may do some further work on this topic 
in the XMPP community:



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