SoC 2015 Students Announced

Eion Robb eion at
Thu Jun 4 17:19:12 EDT 2015

Hi hi,

Thanks for the chat in #instantbird :)

It's ultimately up to you, but if it were me I'd be doing as you say and
porting across the libpurple2 changes from IB and then start a separate
branch to port those changes to libpurple3.  Do not underestimate the big
changes needed for porting to libpurple3 as I'm sure a lot of what you need
to do will need to be gobjectificated.

Do keep trying to compile with gplugin as it's a pretty integral part of
libpurple3 :)

Don't be scared to drop by in the XMPP conf or IRC room to talk about any
other compile issues or questions you have about your project.


On 5 June 2015 at 07:33, Abel <akronix5 at> wrote:

> Hey!
> I'm the student for the project of porting changes from Intantbird's
> libpurple to Pidgin's
> I've got one question to talk about:
> Could I start working with libpurple 2.10.12? There are several reasons:
> instantbird is using libpurple 2.10.9 (waiting for moving on to 2.10.11); I
> have some issues compiling 3.0.0 still, and once I got it compiled (without
> GPlugin), It wasn't very stable (crashed after some secs).
> Actually, I think there are not big changes from 2.10.x to 3.0.0 on
> libpurple; so I guess there is no problem in working on a 2.10.12 branch of
> mine and after doing a merge with 3.0.0
> Saludos,
> *                                                        Akronix.*
> On 2 June 2015 at 06:51, Mark Doliner <mark at> wrote:
>> I'm happy to give SoC students write access to our hg repo (other
>> people who are hg admins: Ethan Blanton, Daniel Atallah, Tomasz
>> Wasilczyk. Michael McConville already has access. For the other five
>> students and their mentors:
>> Access is granted using an ssh key. You can read a little about this
>> here:
>> For me to grant you access, please email me the ssh public key (NOT
>> the private key) from the user and computer where you think you'll be
>> doing most of your development. Or multiple keys, if you'd like to
>> have access from multiple computers. GitHub has a decent help page on
>> how to generate an SSH key pair, if you don't already have one:
>> Please also let me know which nick name you'd like to use. This should
>> be a short-ish alphanumerical string (probably no spaces) that your
>> commits will be listed as. Could be the same nick name you use in IRC
>> or XMPP chat. For example, I use "markdoliner" because I'm
>> ridiculously too verbose. Some people use their first initial followed
>> by last name. Other people use a handle that's not made of their name.
>> And please cc your mentor on the email. And let me or Eion know if you
>> have any problems.
>> Feel free to forward this email to your student(s) to make sure they
>> see it (I don't have the email addresses for all students).
>> Thanks!
>> --Mark Doliner
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