GSoC idea

Allan Clark allanc at
Thu Feb 4 16:21:03 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 21:15, Allan Clark <allanc at> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 20:53, Bruno WINTENBERGER <
> bruno.wintenberger at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am currently a student in computer science, in France (First Year at
>> ENSIMAG, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques
>> Appliquées de Grenoble, a high school which trains its students in Computer
>> Sciences and Mathematiques).
>> I don't want to hide that I am rather interested in participating to the
>> Google Summer of Code. Yesterday, I discovered something wonderful while
>> using Skype, something that could be a good project. It was the view of my
>> brother's screen.
>> I was thinking of doing it in Pidgin, and adding some special tools as
>> your mouse pointer printed on your contact's screen in order to help him to
>> do something that requires your help...
>> Do you think that this is something I can do for the Google Summer of Code
>> ?
> Hi Bruno;
> Skype is discussed every so often; check here:
>  ... this URL has both a ticket
> with a web-based way to do it, and a project at
> with code.
> Recall that Skype Protocol is closed-source, so anything done is a case of
> maybe working, and then failing after a random point-rev.
> Also, take a look at the various attempts to get video into Pidgin -- if
> you're thinking of the voice/video portions of Skype.

Shoot, sorry everyone, I mis-read.

This sounds more like a go-to-meeting plugin for Purple.  go-to-meeting,
go-to-webinar, CoPilot (, VNC, etc. that would be cool... more things running in the same
Resident-segment of memory.

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