GSoC ideas

Jan Kaluza hanzz.k at
Sat Mar 21 05:54:34 EDT 2009

I like also more the first idea, because it could be more useful, and
you are probably right that toolkit doesn't matter these days. So it
looks I will submit application with the xmpp transport project and I
hope I will be chosen.

Thanks for your response

Jan "HanzZ" Kaluza

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 4:04 AM, Etan Reisner
<pidgin at> wrote:
> As far as I'm concerned both of these ideas are well within the realm of
> reasonable SoC projects for pidgin.
> I think of the two I would in many ways rather see the transport project
> succeed as I think there is less embedded competition in that space and
> more to be gained by high quality work in that area. (Not that I
> personally use XMPP transports at all, but that's not the point.)
> I think toolkit choice is less and less likely to be a major issue for
> most people and I think the various Qt clients are established well enough
> at this point that getting a newly created libpurple client far enough
> along to be a useful option is going to involve a significantly larger
> amount of work than getting a useful transport is going to require.
>    -Etan

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