Master Password GSoC status

Marius Orcsik marius.orcsik at
Sun Jan 25 04:44:21 EST 2009

Thank you both for your answers.
Vivien, is there anything I can do to help (I am not exactly the best
C programmer out there, but I can try to provide a helping hand)

Best regards,

On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 9:28 AM, vbernetr
<vivien.bernet-rollande at> wrote:
> Hi.
>> I was wondering what is the status of the Master Password branch.
>> I didn't see any activity from the original developer for a long time, is
>> the code ready to be used in libpurple or is this yet another dropped
>> feature
> I was the developer who worked on it.
> Since I've been paid for it, I kind of feel morally obliged to finish the
> work, which I hopefully will do.
> Basically the current state is the following :
> - the core needs a bit of cleaning, a few TODOs to complete to handle a few
> limit cases (mostly invalid plugin behavior iirc) and error recovery.
> - the gnome-keyring works. I use it on my own computer every day.
> - I couldn't get the KWallet plugin to compile last time I tried. From what
> i've learnt since, I believe it needs to be compiled with the same C++
> compiler that was used to compile the Qt library installed on the system. I
> might be wrong though, I will investigate.
> - Support for windows DPAPI is currently inexistent
> I've been pushing back the work to work on other stuff, mainly college
> related. Finals ended last friday, I'm moving today and starting a six
> months internship next week. This means no more
> painstaking-homework-that-keep-me-up-till-morning. So hopefully I'll have
> time for this project.
> Richard, if you don't see anything going on in the next few weeks, please
> don't hesitate to send me an e-mail asking about it. Extra motivation is
> always useful. Marius, I hope I answered your question. Thanks for asking
> it.
> Any flames are welcome, I do deserve them, and I apologize for not at least
> telling you guys what was going on.
> Vivien

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