Announcement Pidgin SIPE

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Wed Oct 8 18:42:36 EDT 2014

On Tue, 2014-10-07 at 13:18 +0200, Niklas Andersson wrote:
> Hi Pidgin Dev, Mark,
>   Ericsson and Tieto are almost done with taking Lync to Linux, and this 
> month we will do the final integration of the FreeRDP-libraries with 
> Pidgin SIPE.
>   After that everyone will be able to enjoy Lync on Linux with full 
> desktop screen sharing working both ways. I can only say that it will be 
> impressive.
>   Tieto and Ericsson is planning to do a public announcement about this 
> in November (tentative during Ubuntu Summit)
>   All our code is Open Sourced and sent upstream, but AFAIK the patches 
> sent to Pidgin is not yet incorporated in trunk.
>   It would of course be nice to say that all code is already in 
> upstream, but if we have to point to our own PPAs and github I guess we 
> have no other option.
>   We are also onboarding more developers to help out with fixing 
> Pidgin-bugs, and I would very much prefer to do this in concert with any 
> Pidgin dev upstream, instead of maintaining a fork we are doing right now.

I'm following this work very keenly; thank you very much for doing the
right thing and producing it all in the open. I hope we can see some
progress with merging your patches (starting with ticket 16315) in the
near future.

David Woodhouse                            Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse at                              Intel Corporation
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