GSoC 2013 - Hello world

Kernel lol kernel9709 at
Tue Apr 23 21:11:38 EDT 2013

Hi, all.
Is there anyone have some comments about my idea of improving buddy search
Looking forward your comments.


On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM, kek coo <kernel9709 at> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I am Su Yu, a graduated student in ECE at H S&T, China. I 've been
> using pidgin for years and I
> would like to make my own contributions for this open source software.
> And I was especially
> interested in the idea of Better buddy search.
> Before the further discussion of the project idea, I would like to
> introduce myself first.
> I am a student of  electronics & communication engineering. And I've
> been working on
> several programming based projects. I have been using C/C++ for 5
> years under both windows
> and linux systems and I'm famillar with the debugging tools such as
> gcc and VS. In addition, I have
> good programming habits. I am also familiar with version control
> systems such as svn and cvs.
> Now let's get down to business. Regarding this idea, I got my own idea
> to share with you all.
> First of all, when using the searching function, we could only get the
> first buddy matching the keyword.
> This is not easy to use, I think providing a matching friends list is
> a better way for users( including me).
> In addition, when using the searching function and the buddy's group
> is not expanded, we could not find the
> right person in the list. I don't know why pidgin could act in this
> way. Maybe I need some time to read the
> codes and get a convincing conclusion. What's more, I think it would
> be better if we have the partial match
> function. For example, I got a friend named Justin, when I type "stin"
> in the search blank, I couldn't locate Justin.
> At last, I found that when my friend got a alise in the google talk, I
> couldn't search by his email address. I think it's
> better if we can search content from more fields.
> Considering that this idea alone may not be a project big enough, I
> would like to add more features to pidgin if possible.
> I would be glad to work on any of projects if given a chance. I would
> like to do some basic work in the next few days to
> help the community decide about my application. If there are any set
> of tasks you would like me to perform prior to submitting my
> application, please let me know.
> Thank you for time. Please feel free to make suggestions and comments
> on my idea.
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