Easy Plugins Website - Current Progress

Jorge Villaseñor salinasv at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 23:43:14 EDT 2013

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Bhaskar Kandiyal <bkandiyal at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wasn't able to start working on my project from 17th June as I had
> exams till 19th. So, now that I've finished my exams \o/ I would like to
> let everyone know that I have (officially :P) started working on my
> project.
> I've also implemented the base design of the plugins window and some
> core functionality during the free time I had between exams. Check out
> my repository [1] if you would like to take a look (There's also a
> /soc/2013/bhaskar/plugins_window which has no commits, it was a failed
> clone attempt, feel free to delete it as I don't think I have the
> permission to).
> I have changed the design a little bit from the mockup done by Tomasz
> mainly due to size constraints and GTK limitations (No CellRenderer for
> buttons :/) It needs quite a bit of polish though.
> Now I'll be implementing the website backend. I haven't made a
> repository of it yet as I'm reordering the files and directory structure
> of the Django project to be more modular. I'll make a repository once
> I'm done.
> One thing I would like to ask, which Python version is supported by the
> Pidgin server that would host the plugins website? and would it be fine
> to use MySQL as the DBMS? I know, I should have asked about it early on,
> my apologies. I just wanted to know about the server specifics so I can
> have a similar setup on my local system for testing.

I think it is recomended to use Python3 for new developments. I guess the
server should be able to have both (2.7 and 3.x) available.

That said, I have no idea what is available on the server. =)

> Also, I'll be active on IRC from now on, so if anyone wants to have a
> chat about my project or anything else ping the nick gastly.
> [1] - http://hg.pidgin.im/soc/2013/bhaskar/plugins-window/
> Cheers,
> Bhaskar Kandiyal
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