Summer of code 2010 ideas
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Mon Feb 22 17:51:29 EST 2010
tis 2010-02-23 klockan 00:22 +0530 skrev ashish shubham:
> I wish to apply for summer of code 2010. I wanted some advice
> regarding probable project ideas.
> 1. I have 2 Gtalk accounts, I use pidgin as my primary chat client on
> linux as well as windows, but most of my friends use official Gtalk
> clients on windows, so the problem is I cannot transfer files to them
> using the pidgin client, neither cant they send me files. Same is the
> case with voice calls, neither cant i make them nor cant they.
Pidgin already supports voice and video calls, both using the
standardised Jingle protocols and the Google-specific ones. Though the
support is not currently being built for Windows.
When speaking about file transfers, not sure if Google intends to
support the upcoming standard XEPs (they said they would convert their
voice and video implementation at some point). But I suspect they don't
have all that much interest in it (look at the lack of interest in the
desktop Google Talk client, and gmail has no (p2p) file transfers,
Anyway, I have a working version of Pidgin supporting the upcoming
standard XEPs for Jingle file transfer, including the transport methods
for Sock5 Bytestreams and in-band bytestreams.
> I was wondering if a proper file transfer and voice functionality
> implementation for Gtalk in pidgin using the xmpp library, would make
> a good summer project.
> 2. Given we have a proper file transfer interface working with pidgin
> for Gtalk, I was thinking of a small file share of each user, like he
> could share a folder to his gtalk buddies. Also neone can right click
> and browse their buddies' file lists, information regarding files can
> be transmitted as chat messages which the client will understand.
> users can copy files from their buddies' shared files using the built
> in file transfer facility. they can listen to the music shared by
> their friends using the built in voice facility.
> the browser can be like a reduced nautilus window.
> Kindly provide your valuable feedback on the above mentioned ideas,
> moreover please give your suggestions regarding what can make a good
> summer project with pidgin.
> Ashish Shubham
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