As discussed previously, Adium is participating in this year’s Google Summer of Code.
Google gave us six slots, just like last year. We’ve made our choices; here they are:
- Adding Voice Support to Adium by Implementing a Basic A/V Backend and IAX
- Student: Justin Berka
Mentor: Alan Humpherys
More information on IAX.
- Improving group chat
- Student: Erik Beerepoot
Mentor: David Smith
- Unit testing
- Student: Patrick Gibson
Mentor: Brian Ganninger
- Fix & expand AppleScript support
- Student: Matt Handley
Mentor: Peter Hosey
- Improving Adium’s XMPP (Jabber) Support
- Student: Andreas Monitzer
Mentor: Augie Fackler
Features Andreas wants to implement: Gateway support, PEP, user tune, user avatar, user nickname, OTR-over-Jabber improvements, better hyperlinking over Jabber, discovery browsing, ad-hoc commands, and possibly invisibility.
- Improved Bonjour Support
- Student: Erich Kreutzer
Mentor: Andrew Wellington
On Jabber: Yes, we had a similar project last year, but that was using Smack (a separate Jabber library), which we had to drop because of the Java-Cocoa bridge going away. Andreas is back to do it again in libpurple.
Also, we’re not going to have a separate student blog this year. Students’ blog posts will be here, on the main blog.