GSoC 2010 Idea: a more shell oriented client

Mark Doliner mark at
Sun Mar 28 03:56:30 EDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 4:12 PM, Matthieu Maury <mayeu.tik at> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> My name is Matthieu Maury and I'm a french student currently in first year
> of master.
> Recently I tried to replace some of my graphical software with command line
> equivalent and I discover that Pidgin have a command line interface. So I
> played arround with Finch, but for me it's not really a command line version
> of Pigdin. It's much more a Pidgin inside a shell than a "shell oriented"
> software.
> What I propose is to devellop a more shell-oriented interface for Pidgin
> wich will be command driven, and not "window" driven.
> I'm not sur that this kind of interface interest you, it may be a little
> redondant with Finch, but that's my proposal :)
> About my experience, it's the first time I propose (and maybe) participate
> to GSoC, and I have no programming experience with the Open Source
> community. C is my main programming langage since the beginning of my study.

Hi Matthieu.  That's a cool idea.  Although I'm not sure how much
demand there would be for such a program from users.


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