Headless client ?

Marius Orcsik marius.orcsik at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 03:27:49 EDT 2009

Hi all,

All this is very good information, thank you Ka-Hing and Will for some
very good starting points.


On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 5:29 AM, Ka-Hing Cheung<khc at hxbc.us> wrote:
> 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.
> -khc

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