GSoC idea

Eoin Coffey ecoffey at
Thu Feb 4 16:22:35 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Allan Clark <allanc at> wrote:
> 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.

Two other relevant links from a quick Google:

> that would be cool... more things running in the same
> Resident-segment of memory.
> Allan
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