Pidgin at ROSEdu's CDL

Mihai Maruseac mihai.maruseac at
Fri Jan 20 03:00:33 EST 2012

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Eion Robb <eion at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> On 19 January 2012 22:15, Mihai Maruseac <mihai.maruseac at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> ROSEdu [1] - an Open Source Organization from Romania - organizes an
>> Open Source Course for undergraduates (freshmen usually) - now at its
>> fifth edition - named CDL [2],[3]. Basically the course is made of two
>> main parts: some lectures on technical aspects and coding to an open
>> source project. We plan to include Pidgin in this edition and have
>> selected a list of items from the Trac pages [4].
>> Because one of the lectures will touch git we will use it for
>> development [5] - repo will be added today or tomorrow from the actual
>> monotone state - and after each feature's completion the student or a
>> mentor will forward the patch to you. Is this ok? Should we take a
>> different working procedure?
>> We will tell the students to subscribe to this mailing list if they
>> desire. Are there any other lists they should subscribe to?
>> We will also tell them to use the IRC channel.
>> Hope everything is ok and that the course will solve some things from the
>> list.
>> Thanks,
>> [1]:
>> [2]:
>> [3]:
>> [4]:
>> [5]:
>> Mihai Maruseac
>> on behalf of ROSEdu
> I think that's a pretty neat idea :)  Looking at your blog your students
> have achieved some pretty impressive feats.
> Just a few minor comments:
> Is your git repo based on the source available from
> or from im.pidgin.pidgin in the mtn source
> tree? (I'm a bit confused since you call it 'Stable Pidgin Source')  You
> should probably be aware that we're in process of merging in breaking
> changes in preparation for our backwards-incompatible 3.0.0 release, so the
> code in mtn may break horribly - not a good experience for a new coder ;).
> Looking at some of the tickets in some work has
> already been started on them in other branches in mtn, such as logviewer
> changes and the GTK3 integration.
> If you're getting your students to join the IRC channel, they might want to
> join the XMPP developer channel too at xmpp:devel at
> That's it from me, other devs might have something to say too.  Looking
> forward to seeing you and your students on IRC and XMPP :)


Thanks for the input. We will be working on the stable release
( not the monotone one since it is
written that it can break things due to constant changes.

The course will start in mid February, until then we will look at
what's going on and what things are being done. After that the
students will get in touch with the community and start working on it.
We'll join the XMPP channel too, thanks for the hint.

Thanks for everything :)


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