Headless client ?

bruno.abinader at openbossa.org bruno.abinader at openbossa.org
Tue Jul 7 08:37:03 EDT 2009

Hi Marius,

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 9:53 AM, Marius Orcsik<marius.orcsik at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I come in peace with another idea which probably won't get any answers.
> Is it possible to create a headless purple client ? And by headless I mean a
> daemon which only sends/receives d-bus signals and which could be plugged to
> any interface in the world, without having the `bloat` of pidgin and/or
> finch.
> The more specific use-case would be a client similar to the Moblin 'People
> tab' interface. (Another example would be the KDE Lancelot launcher, which
> has a similar function)
> Do you know of any such clients existing at this moment ?

As answered by others in this group, yes it is possible :) I've done it myself actually. There is a project I worked with (Carman) which includes a "headless" libpurple daemon that behaves just like you mentioned above (sending/receiving data through D-Bus messages and signals).

For more information, take a look at the link below:



> Best regards.
> -Marius
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Bruno de Oliveira Abinader
Mobile Linux Software (MLS) / Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia (INdT)
Tel: +55 92 21261068

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