Adium

Huzzah!

Photo of an LCD showing the SoC web app: “Application accepted!”We’re thrilled to announce that amidst extremely strong competition, the Adium team has accepted the following six applications for the Google Summer of Code 2006:

Integration of Jingle (Voice chat, and video chat in the far future, over Jabber)
Student: Alvaro Saurin
Mentor: Evan Schoenberg
More information about Jingle

Jabber enhancements by integrating the Smack library
Student: Andreas Monitzer
Mentor: Augie Fackler
More information about Smack

Improving disability support
Student: Chirag Shah
Mentor: Peter Hosey

Psyduck — A Desktop Presence Framework
Student: Joshua Lock
Mentor: Colin Barrett

Enhanced tabs through PSMTabBarControl
Student: Kent Sutherland
Mentor: David Smith
More information about PSMTabBarControl

Allowing the user to separate out parts of the contact list
Student: Nicholas Peshek
Mentor: Brian Ganninger

We had many other applications that we wanted to accept, but we could only accept six. Thanks go to everybody who applied — if you’re passionate about Adium, please consider joining the development team independently of the Summer of Code, as fresh ideas and helping hands are always welcome. Otherwise, we hope to see you next year.

(Note: A previous version of this post said “eventually video chat”, not “video chat in the far future”. The change is in the interest of clarification: Video is not going to happen anytime soon. It’s a lot of work, so it will be some time before it’s implemented in any form.)

14 Responses to “Huzzah!”

  1. biglittledragoon Says:

    Very intersting news! Sounds good!
    (I think that the link for Jingle sould be http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0166.html )

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Nothing for MSN? Sigh…

  3. Anonymous Says:

    msn sucks.

  4. David Smith Says:

    MSN is being handled by the Gaim team, who received several SoC applications for it. Check their page and see what projects they’re doing.

  5. SPeedY_B Says:

    Good news. Can’t wait to see the outcome of the SoC :)

  6. Anonymous Says:

    why oh why is it so hard to implement video? If Yahoo could do it YEARS ago what’s stopping it from happening in Adium? I’m just really confused.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Yahoo! also has millions of dollars to throw at developers to make it work, and they also control their IM network, and they also are able to get people who have A/V experience. If you don’t think it’s hard why don’t you do it?

  8. Macskeeball Says:

    I second what the 2:57PM anonymous had to say. Do you really think that Adium, a free software project, has the same level of resources available to Yahoo, a very large corporation? I suggest that you listen to the CocoaRadio podcast interview episode mentioned in the previous blog post.

    Congratulations, SoC students. I too look forward to the outcome of this, and I want to thank you in advance for helping to make Adium even better.

  9. carol Says:

    It’s a pitty… video is truly important when an user choose the program that will use. Hope you get it…

  10. Anonymous Says:

    The thing is every who is asking probably wants it for MSN, and as you can see by the other implimentations of it (amsn, mercury messenger) it kinda sucks right now. Mainly because 3rd party clients don’t generate any revenue for them, so they aren’t going to make implimentation easy. If you want to use video for AIM, you won’t get anything better then iChat. And you can run iChat at the same time you run adium.

    But back to the main reason of this blog and not to hijack it, a BIG congrats to those SoC students who had their proposals accepted and good luck this summer!

  11. ~C4Chaos Says:

    you guys rock! now if you support Y!M goodies and iChat stuff (e.g. videos) then you will rock more! but even if you don’t you still rock in my book! :)

    ~C

  12. Anonymous Says:

    damn it’s a chat not an uber industrail program
    we need msn with no file transfer limit and the ability to send and get custom emoticons!
    this is a chat!
    implement chat features

  13. BlueRevolution Says:

    It’s a free, open-source app. If you want a feature, do it yourself. If you don’t know how or don’t want to, then calm down and appreciate what you have been given.

    Adium is hands down the best IM program ever made, and I look forward to seeing what these six can contribute towards making it that much better. Congratulations to all.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    i’m a new mac user … how do you run ichat and adium at the same time?