[Adium-devl] Help in developing a plugin to mass message
Juan Manuel Palacios
jmpp at macports.org
Wed Mar 18 19:44:20 UTC 2009
On Mar 18, 2009, at 2:05 PM, Jackson Chung wrote:
> Hello all,
> Evan directed me to the mailing list. I would like to request for
> some advice regarding a feature I've been desperately trying to
> attain in Adium.
> I'm an administrator for a student association. We have over 500
> student contacts and I'd like to use adium to "blast" or "global
> cast" announcements to everyone. I'm trying to find a plugin that
> will send the message to ALL contacts without opening chat windows
> or creating message logs.
> If anyone would like to help me/ tell me how to write this plugin,
> I'd be much obliged.
Not implying in any way that you in particular have any mischievous
intentions, so many considerations instantly jump to mind regarding
spamming, bandwidth usage, rate limiting, etc, etc, etc when thinking
how a plug-in like this would work. Maybe if your server explicitly
supports mass-messaging in such volumes (a custom XMPP
installation?)... but I'd find it hard to believe 3rd party servers
out there would, e.g. gtalk, yahoo, msn, aim, etc.
That being said, forgive me if I'm spamming here myself, those are
just the 2 cents of an otherwise lurker ;-)
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