[Adium-devl] MSNp15 (libpurple im.pidgin.pidgin) in Adium 1.3.x
evan.s at dreskin.net
Thu Sep 11 16:11:24 UTC 2008
On Sep 11, 2008, at 11:27 AM, Colin Barrett <timber at lava.net> wrote:
> On Sep 11, 2008, at 8:05 AM, John Bailey <rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org>
>> Eric Richie wrote:
>>> Do you happen to have a log of this conversation? If so I'd be
>>> interested to read it. (You can send it to me off-list.)
>> I do not. I log only #pidgin and #guifications. Sorry.
>> I should clarify my statement however by saying that it was stated a
>> times that patches are welcome, it was just that no one was
>> interested in
>> actually making it happen.
> As a party to the conversation, what I recall is that it went much
> like this thread is going: the vast majority of useful Plugins would
> be excluded, so none of the adium devs present thought it would be a
> good use of their time to hack on this. However we repeatedly said
> that we would help if someone were interested.
> As far as the prpl Plugins, some sort of wrapper will be required
> simply to tell Adium things about the service that it cannot glean
> from libpurple -- icons at the proper sizes, if it should participate
> in certain UI behaviors (offline messaging).
Actually, so long as a CBPurpleAccount subclass is used, the
information is automatically gleaned from libpurple. The prpl provides
these things, but Adium has to be able to find out about them.
> It is not a lot of code.
> As for that requiring a developer to have a mac, that's a good thing
> IMO. As a user, I would not want to use a plugin if the author could
> not test (and therefor support) my OS.
Agreed! If there were Adium for Windows and for Mac, having just one
might be okay... But you need to be able to test out your target UI.
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