GSOC "libpurple detachable sessions" project

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Wed Mar 31 02:06:15 EDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-03-30 at 09:42 +0100, Will Thompson wrote:
> On 30/03/10 05:47, Ka-Hing Cheung wrote:
> > I think that's a pretty cool idea. In your application you may want to
> > mention what other RPC background you have. Also maybe look into
> > telepathy-haze to see what problems they faced when trying to wrap RPC
> > around libpurple, and see what kinds of API changes libpurple would need
> > to better accommodate those usages.
> FWIW, the biggest problems for Haze are the request and notification UI 
> ops. Interestingly, the Palm people had the same problem with their 
> headless D-Bus daemon wrapping libpurple: they couldn't hook up the 
> request UI ops, and so when libpurple tries to show an SSL certificate 
> confirmation dialogue, the connection process just hangs silently.

Incidentally Palm's libpurple wrapper is probably something to look into
for people who want to work on this project. I imagine a json API works
well for web frontends.


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