[GSoC] Automated Usage Stats Collection

Rishi Agarwal rishiag.iitd at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 14:47:42 EDT 2012

Hi Everyone,

I am Rishi Agarwal, 3rd year undergraduate student of Mathematics &
Computing at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

While going through the project ideas here (
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/FutureSOCProjects), I came across the
"Automated usage stats collection" project. After doing some thinking and
discussing with some friends who have some knowledge about the plugins, I
came up with an idea of implementing a loggin framework for pidgin and it's
plugins. The basic idea is to provide a logging interface to plugin
developers which they can use in their code for monitoring purposes (with
proper restrictions to protect user privacy). Some of the features that
I'll be targeting are:

1. Integrate the logging framework with core libpurple and pidgin library.
2. Provide an API for plugin developers.
3. Add support for crash reports. Maybe, try to file them under already
open tickets.
4. Website to display the stats. Also, every plugin developer can have a
separate account on this to view his/her plugin's logs.

Comments and suggestions are welcome from mentors and fellow applicants as
this would help me with my proposal.
Thank You.

Rishi Agarwal
3rd Year Undergraduate
Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
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