[GSOC 2013] Easy plugins with a website

Eion Robb eionrobb at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 04:59:34 EDT 2013

Not sure if I agree with this. Personally I think a usable plugins website
is more important than client integration. Client integration in my opinion
is an easy task if we embed the website in a webkit view in pidgin and a
simple Uri handler could be used for remote install.

I think there's a lot more work involved in a plugins website that works
with multiple clients (eg finch and pidgin), multiple platforms etc.

I don't think that we should be dissuading any students from submitting
ideas for any projects that they are keen in pursuing.

On Apr 25, 2013 9:30 AM, "Tomasz Wasilczyk" <tomkiewi at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've done a mockup [1] for this project idea, please comment it.
> I think, that student, who gets accepted with this project (assuming,
> this project will be chosen at all) *shouldn't touch website at all*,
> before having Pidgin/libpurple part completely done. The point is,
> that client part is easy to under-estimate and inexperienced student
> could focus on (easy, but possibly infinitely time consuming) website
> part, not leaving enough time to do the rest well. Please note, that
> in most (?) cases, all plans for work after-gsoc evaporates after the
> last payment.
> Tomek
> [1] http://i.imgur.com/URmXMuW.png
> 2013/4/22 Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net>:
> > On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 12:18 AM, Bhaskar Kandiyal <bkandiyal at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> PS: Tomorrow student applications open for GSOC. So, I would like to ask
> >> if I have to get my proposal approved by a mentor first before
> >> submitting?
> >
> > Nope.
> >
> >> Also, would it be acceptable if I take a couple of days to
> >> submit my proposal as I'm still working on the details.
> >
> > Of course.  As long as it's submitted before Google's deadline.
> >
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