Headless client ?

John Bailey rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Wed Jun 24 10:00:47 EDT 2009

Marius Orcsik wrote:
> 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.

It's possible.  You'd basically need a stub UI that did nothing but run the glib
main loop and a few other necessary tasks.

> Do you know of any such clients existing at this moment ?

Not currently.  Normally when we hear talk of a headless UI, it's people wanting
 a libpurple daemon that they can connect to from anywhere with Pidgin or Finch.


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