GSoC 09 Project : Write a Native User Interface for Microsoft Windows Based on libpurple

Deepank Gupta deepankgupta at
Sun Mar 29 15:42:25 EDT 2009

John and others,

Submitted proposal through webapp. Please give me feedback over it.


On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 9:36 PM, John Bailey <rekkanoryo at>wrote:

> Deepank Gupta wrote:
> > Thanks John and Sadrul for comments. I will keep it in mind not to
> > include it as part of proposal though I will work on it anyways ;).
> >
> > Just one last small query: There are many plugins written in GTK for
> > PidGin... How to write the new GUI to port them over to Windows. I guess
> > they will also need to be rewritten. I can work on providing a sample
> > implementation and then ask the plugin writers to do their bit ... Or
> > how should it be done??
> >
> > I will provide finishing touches to my proposal now and will ping back
> > on this list when it is uploaded.
> I don't think UI-specific plugins are important at this point.  Remember,
> for
> SoC we're looking for basic functionality to start the larger project off.
>  You
> can always add appropriate API for Windows UI-specific plugins later, and
> you
> may even want to directly incorporate some features, such as popups similar
> to
> Guifications and libnotify, instead of making them plugins.
> John
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