[Adium-devl] Adium iPhone
armahg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 16:53:50 UTC 2009
Speaking as an Adium user (and possible Adium for iPhone contributor):
I don't carry my mac laptop with me all the time.
I already use Adium to organize my contacts / chat with them etc. on my
To me it would mean I when I was away from my Mac and had my iPod Touch in
hand (and some WiFi :) ); I would be able to seamlessly communicate with my
To the best of my knowledge, none of the other IM offerings for the iPhone
out there currently have as strong a desktop client base as Adium does. I
think that's one of the biggest reasons for possibly starting this project.
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 8:39 AM, David Smith <catfish.man at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is a larger issue here in my mind. What does Adium for the iPhone
> actually mean? With push notification support coming "someday", I don't see
> how a local-only IM client on the phone can expect to succeed long term.
> On Jan 22, 2009, at 8:22 AM, Evan Schoenberg wrote:
> Background of the thread: Ryan LaMothe emailed feedback expressing a
>> desire to become involved in making Adium for iPhone.
>> Now that it's clear that GPL apps can be distributed in the App Store,
>> there should be no legal hurdles to such a project existing. The logistics
>> are the least of our worries, but suffice it to say that we can without a
>> problem create an 'Adium' iPhone Developer account and grant all who would
>> need it access to iTunes Connect and provisioning/publishing facilities.
>> Ryan LaMothe wrote:
>>> Hello, my name is Ryan LaMothe and I am a full-time lead software
>>> development engineer and a huge OS X, iPhone and Adium fan. While I mostly
>>> develop JEE applications for Fortune 500 and government, I originally cut my
>>> teeth in Objective-C using Eiffel for NextStep and I've been wanting to get
>>> involved with a major OS X and/or iPhone development project for some time
>>> now. Which leads me to the following questions:
>>> 1. I visited http://trac.adiumx.com/wiki/AdiumForiPhone and read about
>>> the issues and hurdles surrounding a development project such as Adium for
>>> 2. I would like to know how I can get involved in such a project,
>>> specifically as a professional developer, who is interested in taking a
>>> serious look at the code.
>>> 3. I do not have a ton of time on a daily basis to work on the code, as
>>> I have regular full-time employment, but I am interested in putting in as
>>> much time as I could depending on the scope of work required.
>> As Colin mentioned on feedback at adiumx.com, the first barrier to overcome
>> is to have libpurple compiled and loading on the iPhone. I expect this will
>> require some cross-compilation skills, especially to get all its
>> dependencies up and running, but I really don't know. If someone out there
>> is interested in the design of of Adium for iPhone, another first step would
>> be mockups of what it would mean to have such a program - what will be bring
>> to the table which would be Adiumesque and do things that, say, AIM for
>> iPhone doesn't, besides just the multiprotocol aspect of using libpurple?
>> On Jan 19, 2009, at 10:43 PM, Colin Barrett wrote:
>> Other than what Eric said, I would suggest getting libpurple compiling as
>>> a static library and linked into a test app that builds for ARM as a first
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