GSoC - Android port

Eion Robb eion at
Mon Mar 26 20:03:06 EDT 2012

The source code for pidroid, including build scripts are available on
which would make for a good starting point.

I wouldn't expect it to be too much of a challenge to update it for the
latest version of libpurple; it should be a matter of getting the build
scripts/makefiles and dependencies, updating the version of libpurple and

On 27 March 2012 11:37, David Brazdil <david.brazdil at> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> My name is David and I'm one of the many who are looking for a project
> at Google Summer of Code. Pidgin is a great piece of software, so
> naturally it was one of the organizations I clicked on first, and I
> have to say that the proposal of creating an Android UI for libpurple
> is very appealing to me and it is also something I have lots of
> experience with (both libpurple and messaging apps for Android).
> If I may, I'd like to ask some questions though. The Ideas page
> mentions that there is an Android port of libpurple. What is it's
> current development status? I found the "pidroid" project
> (, which seems to have
> been abandoned for quite some time now. Since most of the third-party
> libraries used by libpurple seem to have been compiled for Android, it
> should not be too much work to create a libpurple Android build as
> well, but together with creating the UI, it would be impossible to
> finish in 10 weeks.
> Thanks,
> Dave
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