Headless client ?

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at hxbc.us
Wed Jun 24 23:29:27 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-24 at 15:53 +0200, Marius Orcsik 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 ?

Palm Pre uses libpurple and uses such a headless client. You can find it
(libpurple-wrapper) in their open source website. I've not looked at it
to see how useful it is though.


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