GSOC idea

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Thu Mar 25 18:44:41 EDT 2010

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 18:36, Viktor Lofgren <vlofgren at> wrote:
> >From what I understand, the Bonjour is a primarily separate messaging
> protocol. What I suggest is more like "finger" of old UNIX fame. It shares
> one or more IM accounts and a small piece of descriptive information as
> to who is running pidgin, and lets the communication happen across the
> already established protocols.

This is not accurate, "Serverless Messaging" (aka Bonjour) *is* a IM
protocol that can be used for actual P2P communication, not just for
advertising other capabilities.

> The "XEP-0174: Serverless Messaging"-specification allows one to list
> alternative Jabber-accounts, while my protocol would not have this limit.

This ability to advertise another XMPP account is a tiny piece of
XEP-0174, not how the primary communcation occurs.

> Though it does feel like a very narrow niche to fill, and I fail to find any
> significant justification why this plugin is necessary.
> >From the FutureSOCProjects-list, I'm kind of interested in was the emoticon
> cache suggestion. But I'm not sure how to go further with that.
> - Viktor

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