[GSoC] Photo Sharing project proposal

Valentina Manea valentina at rosedu.org
Tue Mar 20 16:47:10 EDT 2012


My name is Valentina Manea and I'm a second year Computer Science 
student. I would like to participate in this year's Google Summer of 
Code as a developer for Pidgin.

I believe that an important missing feature is Yahoo!-like photo 
sharing. While I do not believe that I can reverse-engineer the Yahoo! 
Messenger protocol to enable a Pidgin client to use photo sharing while 
communicating to a Yahoo! client, I have some ideas to do such a thing 
between two Pidgin clients.

I have considered several options, each with pros and cons, and I think 
the most feasible option is to implement a plugin to "piggyback" the 
photo sharing traffic over the supported protocols.

Do you think this might be a good idea for a GSoC project?

Thank you!

Valentina Manea
Romanian Open Source Education

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