timber at lava.net
Thu Jun 7 00:41:14 UTC 2007
One more thing, Andy, if you want any help implementing it, don't feel
like you must implement it yourself. It's certainly above and beyond
the call of duty for your work.
On Jun 6, 2007, at 5:38 PM, Elliott Harris wrote:
> Yeah, Evan and I had talked about Request Fields at some point.
> Obviously, impossible to do in Cocoa, but a WebKit implementation
> would be great. Consider this my support for it, we've needed Request
> Fields for a while, and supporting them would open up some good
> opportunities for us. At the very least, I know Evan would really
> like it. :)
> On Jun 6, 2007, at 5:30 PM, Colin Barrett wrote:
>> On Jun 6, 2007, at 5:27 PM, Andreas Monitzer wrote:
>>> I discovered right now that some vital menu options are missing from
>>> the XMPP service menu of Adium. The reason for this is that
>>> adiumPurpleRequestFields (in adiumPurpleRequest.m) is not
>>> The basic idea behind it is that libpurple requests a form, asking
>>> for more information to complete an action (like changing the
>>> password or searching for users).
>>> I implemented a very similar thing (actually, it's used for the x-
>>> data-extension in libpurple, too) last year for my Smack-based
>>> I need this functionality for various features of the plugin. Last
>>> year I used a webview for this. It seemed to be kinda awkward at
>>> first, but it actually worked pretty well, esp. when compared to the
>>> complexity of implementing this in Cocoa (there's no way to do this
>>> in a nib).
>>> Maybe I should just port that webview to accept libpurple input and
>>> use that one? It'd also benefit the other libpurple protocols, since
>>> it seems that they also lack the features that require more than
>>> simple text field input.
>> That would definitely be awesome. There's no real additional hit for
>> using webkit in this case, we've already got it loaded into memory.
>> Make sure to use the standard HIG fonts and backgrounds. IIRC you had
>> it looking pretty snazzy last year.
>> Good luck!
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