[GSoC] Photo Sharing project proposal

Jorge Villaseñor salinasv at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 16:49:41 EDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Valentina Manea <valentina at rosedu.org> wrote:
> On 03/21/12 09:55, Peter Lawler wrote:
> On 21/03/12 16:41, Valentina Manea wrote:
> I started from this ticket [0], from a Yahoo! Messenger feature but I
> was thinking of doing something that is protocol independent.
> Going out on a limb, but I'd suspect this may be an extension of Y!M
> 'Doodle'.
> Then again, that's how I'd do it - a whiteboard extension - because it
> would seem at the surface to be the sensible approach. But Y!M being Y!M
> probably means it's not done like that at all within that protocol ;)
> My 2c: I'd suggest looking at the Pidgin Whiteboard API as well as the
> the current state of the XMPP Whiteboard[1]. From there, other prpls
> could implement the functionality via plugins or within the prpl direct
> once it's established how the protocol works with pictures within their
> own whiteboard.
> Pete.
> [1] No, I have no idea, sorry.
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> As I can see here [2], the Whiteboard is not officially accepted into XMPP.
> Yes, it is a starting point but that would restrict photo sharing to XMPP
> only. As I said in the previous email, I think I would be available to more
> users as a Pidgin feature rather than a XMPP feature.
> [2] http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/whiteboard2.html

I rather prefer to have this feature limited to one protocol, with all
the infrastructure to extend it to other protocols than having it
restricted to pidgin-users.

Btw, implementing an XEP I think is a good start point. MSN also
support whiteboard, I don't know if it is the same you have in mind
and Yahoo does but if it is, now you can have 3 protocols supporting
this feature.


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