[GSoC] Photo Sharing project proposal

Jorge Villaseñor salinasv at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 23:35:42 EDT 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Valentina Manea <valentina at rosedu.org> wrote:
> Hello!
> 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.

Do you mean, implementing an ad-hoc protocol only working with 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.

Can you elaborate on this different options?

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

Can you also elaborate on what exactly this feature is? I (and some
others) don't uses yahoo! protocol. I don't really know what is this
sharing feature.


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